Derby Digs Barn

Impressive transformation in Derby

We love showing our behind-the-scenes footage, so we wanted to share some highlights from our second Derby renovation, Derby Digs Barn.

Built in 2018, Derby Digs Barn is just 50m from the trailhead and 300m from the main street of Derby. Fully self-contained, it comfortably sleeps 8 people, with two bedrooms downstairs and a third bedroom in the upstairs loft.


Check out our reno video showing off some of our landscaping work, adding two sets of stairs from the Cottage up to the driveway, a landscaped garden bed, and a new paling fence.

Want to see how our beautiful barn looks now? Check it out here

Want to visit?

We’re taking bookings now for Derby Digs Barn. You can check availability here, or get in touch if you have any questions.

Digs Lodgings are a home away from home for your next mountain bike adventure or family getaway. The modern, self-contained group accommodation has comfy beds, large decks for entertaining, bike care and tools and secure storage. Choose from one of our four immaculate properties in Tasmania and Victoria.

Derby Digs Barn

Accommodation for groups and families in Derby Tasmania!

2 Bedrooms + 1 Loft Bedroom

2.5 Bathroom

3 Toilets

Bike Care/Storage

4 Car Spaces

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Derby Digs Barn is set in a prime location just 50m from the trailhead and a short 300m stroll to the main street, pub, cafes and bike shop.
Built in 2018, this unique self-contained property comfortably sleeps 10, with 2 bedrooms downstairs and a large third bedroom in the upstairs loft. Taking inspiration from an American quaker-style barn, Derby Digs Barn is the perfect spot for your stay in beautiful Derby, Tasmania. The accommodation is light, airy and spacious with a fully-equipped kitchen, open-plan living area, heat pump and wood fire that will keep you toasty warm when the temperature drops.
This property has two full bathrooms, three toilets, a full laundry with washer and dryer and all linen and towels are provided.
After a long day riding one of the world’s premier mountain bike networks, kick back in a comfy outdoor lounge and take in the spectacular view from the deck overlooking Ringarooma River and Derby Forest Reserve.
There’s also a fire pit area and a garden for the kids to play.
You’ll find a wash bay for the bikes, as well as storage and a repair shed with bike stand, tools, pump, degreaser, rags and brushes. 

Sleeps 10

Derby Digs Barn has all the facilities you need to make your stay a very comfortable one. The Barn has 2 bedrooms downstairs and 1 large Loft bedroom upstairs and sleeps up to 10 comfortably.

Bedroom 1:
1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) + 1 single bed

Bedroom 2:
1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) + 1 single bed

Loft Bedroom:
1 double bed + 2 single beds

•Large living area
•2 Bathrooms with shower, vanity, and toilet
•Heated towel rail
•Heating lamps
•Hairdryer
•Third separate toilet
•Linen, towels and shower gel provided
•Fully equipped kitchen and dining area including pod coffee machine
•Heat pump
•Wood fire heater with plenty of fire starters and wood on site
•Large flat screen TV and DVD player
•Collection of DVDs, games and books
•Large deck with BBQ and outdoor setting
•Laundry with washer, dryer and iron
•Derby Digs bike wash bay, storage, and repair shed
•Bike stand, tools, pump, rags and brushes provided
•Wi-Fi available

•Outdoor fire pit

• Please leave Derby Digs Barn in the same condition you found it.
• Maximum number of guests is 10
• The number of guests occupying Derby Digs Barn must not exceed the number specified in the booking
• The person (guest) nominated on the booking form must occupy Derby Digs Barn
• Derby Digs Barn is not a party house. Please respect the neighbours.
• No pets, sorry
• No undue noise and no drugs
• Absolutely no smoking
• Please don’t bring your Bikes and bike shoes into the Barn. Please use the bike storage area.
• The town of Derby is not on mains sewage and all properties use septic tanks. PLEASE do not place any foreign objects into the toilet as this destroys the tank and how it functions

Covid Policy: If you cannot stay with us due to Covid travel restrictions or lockdowns and you let us know, we will provide a credit towards a future booking valid for 12 months.

Please provide notice of cancellation or changes to your booking in writing via email to enquiry@digslodgings.com.au
Guests may cancel a booking up to 60 days prior to the booking and receive a refund less any booking/credit card fees incurred by us.
Guests will be charged 60% of the booking fee if cancellation is within 60 days of arrival.

No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of arrival or a no-show. Guests are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cater for any unforeseen circumstances.

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Blue Derby Tasmania – Mountain Bike Tracks and Shuttles

Nestled in temperate rainforest in the north-east of Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state. With more than 80km of green, blue and black trails, there are challenges and fun for riders of all experience levels.
The Blue Tier Trail is an epic wilderness trail wrapping itself through the forest. A 60-minute shuttle gets you to the top of Blue Tier, then try Atlas and the looped trails of Derby and Black Stump.
This world-class mountain bike network meanders its way through the rain forest and is simply spectacular.
For more information about the trails visit the Derby Trail Network and  Blue Tier Trails

Mountain Bike Shuttles
Derby has two highly professional and knowledgeable shuttle services. We recommend contacting them directly for information and bookings.

Bus to Berms 
Contact: Richard or Dawn
Mobile: 0430 375 746 or 0437 323 607
Email:   bus2berms@gmail.com

Vertigo MTB
Contact: Buck
Vertigo MTB Contact: 0488 463 333
Email: buck@vertigomtb.com.au
Vertigo MTB does uplift shuttles, bike hire and runs the local bike shop. 

Where's Derby Digs located?

What else does Derby have on offer?

Derby Digs Cottage

Kayaking

Paddlers can get a different perspective on the north-east’s stunning landscapes, by kayaking the Ringarooma River. Explore the beautiful 12-kilometer section between Derby and Moorina, which features grade two rapids through impressive, sculpted granite gorges.

Floating Sauna Lake Derby

Have you ever finished a long days ride and thought about how good it would be to unwind in the restorative heat of a sauna? Or wanted a place to relax in amongst nature while your friends are out on the trail? Well then do not miss out on visiting the iconic wood-fired Floating Sauna at Lake Derby.
The floating sauna integrates a mixture of cold and hot therapies in amongst nature to help you leave feeling restored and ready for the days ahead. Soak up the heat in the sauna, then plunge in the cold of the lake, all while taking in the beauty of the surrounding forests.

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Blue Tier Walking Trails

Explore the beautiful Blue Tier Reserve on one its many hiking trails. Take a stroll through the easy Goblin Forest walk (20 min) and explore the history of the Blue Tier. Great for those that don’t have a lot of time but want to stretch their legs.
If you have more time, try the moderate Moon Valley Rim Loop walk (2 hours), which takes you to the summit of Mt Poimena, then along Moon Valley Rim and Blue Tier Battery before returning via the Sun Flats Road.
Want to find out more? Find more information here.

Prospecting In Derby Tasmania

Want to try your chances at striking it rich? Prospecting is enjoyed by young and old, whether it is for gemstones, gold or even meteorite fragments.
Little Blue Lake is a popular prospecting spot located near Derby. Once a mine hole, the lake now reflects a stunning aqua blue from the minerals at the bottom. Gem hunters should keep their eyes peeled for smoky quartz, topaz and amethyst. The Cascade River and Mutual River in the Derby region are also popular gemstones fossicking areas. 

Derby Digs Cottage
Derby Digs Cottage

Photography opportunities

Amazing photography opportunities are plentiful, with the landscapes of Derby and north east Tasmania offering spectacular diversity of landforms and ecosystems. Take advantage of the ancient green rainforests with granite boulders and stunning ferns and foliage, or travel further north for sparkling blue oceans and white sandy beaches.