According to this Gardening Australia fact sheet, the Pineapple Lily Eucomis, hails from East Africa, a region with summer rains.
This one, growing in my neighbour's garden, is seemingly at it's peak right now. The photo was taken only this morning, and by the time I was leaving after a coffee/chat session, I needed to borrow an umbrella to walk back home. Lucky I got the pics first!
Growing alongside, is this equally spectacular frangipanni.