Proclaimed in 1976 by the then Governor General, the township of Yulara arose
out of a need to cater for the boom in tourism to the formerly named Ayers Rock
(now known by its original name of Uluru) and to control the detrimental
effects that mass tourism had on the local environment.
Yulara, today is considered a resort township, currently operated by Voyages
Hotels and Resorts, with most residents working in the resort or as tour
operators. There are also some government employees living there.
With its own airport, the Yulara Tourist Village is accessible by sealed road
from Alice Springs (445 km) with most visitors coming to the region to
experience the Uluru-Kata Tjuta
National Park, with its iconic Uluru (located just 20 km from the
resort) and Kata Tjuta.