It is just east of Chillagoe, in the Cairns Outback along the Burke Developmental Road that goes to Karumba and Normanton.
You can also get to it via a few shortcuts from Kennedy Highway that runs from Smithfield north of Cairns to Undara Lava Tubes not far from Mount Garnet.
Town entrance. ©cape-york-australia.com
There is a historical Railway Hotel in town (the town's only pub), ...
Almaden Pub - the Railway Hotel. ©cape-york-australia.com
... and the railway station where Savannahlander train stops on its way from Cairns to Forsayth.
Railway station. ©cape-york-australia.com
It is in the middle of some beautiful red-soil country...
... with millions of termite mounds.
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