Pictures of “gushing” waterfalls formed by overflowing rock holes were posted to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Facebook page following a dumping of more than 22 millimetres of “precious” rain.
“While that doesn’t sound like much, the annual average rainfall is just under 300 mm,” the post read.
The pictures were snapped at Kantju Gorge on Tuesday morning – which boasts semi-permanent waterholes – with the viewing platform almost underwater due to the amount of water filtered to the area.
The viewing platform at Kantju Gorge was almost flooded following an unusual dumping of rain overnight. Picture: Facebook
A ranger in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park captured ‘rare and magical’ images of waterfalls forming after a night of heavy rain. Picture: Facebook
“It’s raining on the rock,” Parks Australia said via the national park’s Facebook page.
“That rare and magical moment when the heart of Australia becomes drenched in rain.”
Locals and tourists reportedly flocked to the site to “catch a glimpse of this unique weather event”.
“With a hot summer ahead, the rain is welcome and locals are hoping for more of it over the coming months.” 
Main’s frogs – which can be found throughout the national park – could be heard loudly calling after the wet weather enticed them out of their underground burrows. Picture: Facebook
Footage of the “magical” scenes was also posted to the reserve’s Facebook page with audio showing the water teeming down the gorge accompanied by noisy calls of the Main’s Frog.
“After 22m rain overnight, these noisy creatures which sound like sheep are in for heaven,” the post said.
The frogs – which remain underground for most of the year – “call profusely after enough rain has fallen to entice them from their burrows. They continue to call for the next day or so, especially in the early morning and at dusk.”
Kantja Gorge boasts a semi-permanent water hole and will often see waterfalls form down its cliff face after heavy rainfall. Picture: Facebook
Visitors to the park have been warned to check weather conditions before travelling.
“Look after the safety of yourself and others by driving to the conditions, and remember – if it’s flooded, forget it,” the national park added in its post. 

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