Wildlife Gallery

We hope you enjoy this Wildlife Gallery. Click here to view.
 It showcases some of the birds and animals at Ivory's Rock. There are over 160 species, including some listed as vulnerable and endangered.
Ivory's Rock is part of the Flinders-Karawatha Corridor, the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in the region, which supports a rich bio-diversity.
Ivory's Rock is approx 600 hectares (1,500 acres) with 90% of the environment being natural bush. Forests, volcanic rock formations, creeks and a billabong make up the landscape.
The Wirrinyah team clearing lantana at Ivory's Rock

Indigenous Landcare Practices

Ivory's Rock is pleased to have the Wirrinyah team assist with landcare projects. Wirrinyah is a local First Nations Conservation service, which employ traditional practices to help repair and regenerate the land. 
As part of a joint project with Healthy Land and Water to preserve koala habitat, the Wirrinyah team cleared lantana  so the koalas can access and climb trees.
The Wirrinyah team also cleared weeds from waterways and is planning future cultural burns.  Read more here


Over the past 30 years Ivory's Rock has established links with several environmental groups and government organisations. Thank you to Ipswich City Council whose support with conservation grants has helped with projects.
In October 2022, Wildlife Queensland set up remote night vision cameras to monitor if the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby is still present at Ivory's Rock.  The good news is that they are!
* Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby is listed as vulnerable. 
Night vision photo of the vulnerable Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby
The first Eastern Grey Kangaroo spotted at Ivory's Rock in 2013
The number of species is increasing at Ivory's Rock as urban development displaces wildlife. The Eastern Grey Kangaroos arrived in 2013, settling in well with the resident wallabies.
More birds are also being recorded, including migratory birds. Pelicans have been seen in the last few years on the lake.
A diversity of flowering and old growth trees provide for the birds and bats, with the wattles, bushes and grasses supporting the ground dwelling animals and reptiles.

Koala Tree Planting Project

Approx 1,000 trees are being grown at Ivory's Rock to supply fresh leaves for orphaned and sick koalas in care.
The Ipswich Koala Protection Society have found it difficult to source suitable leaves, so this plantation is much needed. Thank you to the volunteers who took part in the planting and continue to take care of the trees.
IKPS save approximately 150 koalas a year and run an ambulance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The banner photo is a koala in IKPS's care, which was photographed at one of Ivory's Rock Environment Days.
Ivory's Rock Foundation volunteers planting trees for the Koala Project

Sustainable Practices

The sewage treatment plant is a key factor in environment sustainability at Ivory's Rock, and plays an important part in supporting the natural ecology.
This is especially so during extreme heat events and times of drought, as the treated waste water irrigates the environment.
All water is managed and stays on site, including the sludges generated by event activities. (Any final toxic material is removed, and treated by local government.)
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