This week, Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the breathtaking World Heritage landmark, Uluru, during the final leg of their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The enormous, 1,141-foot-high sandstone monolith is considered a sacred Aboriginal site, and is known for its millennia-old rock art and spectacular transformation from ochre to violet at sunset.
Naturally, the world’s favorite globetrotting royals not only experienced Uluru with a private tour by local members of the Anangu tribe, but they also visited the site after a period of unprecedented heavy rain.
They were expected to be part of only one percent of tourists to witness the silver, streaming waterfalls that cascade down the rock’s surface during rare rainstorms.
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their trip on a cloudless, 90 degree day, evidence of the recent rain could still be seen in the ancient grooves where the waterfalls flow.
Melanie Lieberman is an editorial intern and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team. You can follow her on twitter at @LittleWordBites.