Yulara is an isolated town in the Southern Region of the Northern Territory. It lies as anunincorporated enclave within MacDonnell Shire. More than three-quarters of the residents of Yulara are from either overseas or another Australian state. The name is derived from local Aboriginal words for howling and dingos. It is 18km by road from world heritage site Uluru (Ayers Rock) and 55km from Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).