Yulara is an isolated town in the Southern Region of the Northern Territory, Australia. It lies as an unincorporated enclave within MacDonnell Shire. At the 2006 census, Yulara had a population of 1,606. on an area of 103.33 km². 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 18 km by road from world heritage site Uluru (Ayers Rock) and 55 km from Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). It is located in the Northern Territory electorate of MacDonnell and the federal electorate of Lingiari.