Nearby Lake Woods was once part of a huge freshwater basin that
dried up during the last ice age, around 23,000 years ago. The lake is
all that remains of it, having been reduced in size from 5,000 sq km to
its current 420 sq km. Lake Woods is a major breeding habitat for many
Longreach Waterhole is a natural watercourse that leads into Lake
Woods and forms part of this lake. Pelicans, Cormorants, Darters, Straw
neck and Glossy Black Ibis, Caspian and Gull-billed Terns, Whistling
and Black kites, Brolgas, Jabiru, Large and Intermediate Herons,
Finches, White winged Thrillers, Rufus Whistlers and Jacky Winter and
more can be seen here.
Rennie Memorial Park has a 45-minute walk which offers an insight into the ecology of this remore inland region.