Plus Derby to Maydena transfers!
Looking for the best mountain bike trails in Australia? Best get yourself to Blue Derby, Tasmania!
These trails are without doubt worth travelling for. Don't believe us? No worries, check out the movies the Flow boys and others have put together on the region. What are you waiting for?
With over 80 km of green, blue & black trails, there's something for everyone, no matter your skill or interest. The Blue Tier Wilderness Trail is an epic wilderness trail and starts with a 60 minute shuttle to the Blue Tier. But don't forget the Atlas trail and the looped trails of Derby, including the option to shuttle to Black Stump Junction, with 4 trails!
Please note - you can ride over 40km of trails around derby WITHOUT the need to get a shuttle. (Total network = 75km) More to come, including about 5 km of green trails (Oct 2018)
Trails include short beginner trails through to blue upper & lower Flickity Sticks. This being the best "fun factor" trail, for least amount of climbing effort!
Behind Derby's Tin Dragon Centre is the designated primary trail head for the purpose built Blue Derby mountain bike trails.As yet, Derby has VERY limited anything in the way of supplies and services. It does have 2 pubs - just. As yet, this town has a few accommodation options and an overnight rest stop with toilets and BBQ facilities. It does have a mechanic's workshop with petrol station that sells ULP & diesel. It is only open normal business hours. It also has two great coffee shops / cafe on the main road! Opening hours vary.
If you need any last minute things, stop at the Branxholm before you get to Derby or on your way to Weldborough. Scottsdale is you last big services town if you need anything major including a Woolworths supermarket which is at 7 Victoria St
Scottsdale, TAS, 7260.
Diesel is only available in Derby Monday to Saturday 8 am - 5 pm. You will need to drive 20 minutes to Scottsdale outside these times for diesel. Don't get caught!
ULP is available at Branxholm Supermarket and it is open 7 days a week.
FOOD in Derby
Crank It Cafe,
Two Doors Up Cafe
Old Derby General Store & Cafe -(closed)
The Hub Pizza & Beer
Dorset Hotel - Open for lunch & Dnner
IGA Supermarket & takeaway - Branxholm
Imperial Hotel - Branxholm Pub meals until 8 pm.
Branxholm - The Tuscan Fox - Pizza & Pasta
Weldborough Hotel - 20 mintes from Derby
Winnaleah Hotel - 10 minutes from Derby
Showers - yes
Telstra - yes - mostly good, including through points on trails
Optus - no but yes at Branxholm through to Launceston, but patchy (includes Optus re-sellers)
Vodafone - get a Telstra prepaid for your Tassie trip!