Videos and photos show gallons of water cascading from the bright red rock, as rain totaling up to five times the March monthly average fell in just four days in the worst-affected areas.
The usually dry site was pelted during the downpour, resulting in the picturesque chutes running down the divots carved into the stone.
“I have lived and worked at Uluru for 4 years and never seen waterfalls and rain like this,” Stacey MacGregor, who works for a local tour company, told CNN.
Multiple waterfalls tumble over the surface of Uluru.
Rain totaling up to five times the March monthly average fell in just four days in some areas.
Before the ban came into effect, tens of thousands of tourists climbed the monolith.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Uluru sits 280 miles west of Alice Springs. Standing 1,142 feet high, it is taller than the Eiffel Tower and London’s Shard skyscraper. It is hot, slippery and often windy and at least 35 people have died since climbing started in the 1950s.
CNN’s Alisha Ebrahimji contributed to this report.
Water cascades down Uluru after heavy rains batter northern Australia – CNN