Stay in Derby Tasmania, accommodation for groups and families
Derby Digs Barn
About Derby Digs Barn
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 8, with 2 bedrooms downstairs and a third 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 and wood fire that will keep you toasty warm when the temperature drops.
This property has one bathroom, two 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 with log seating and large 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.
Derby Digs Barn has all the facilities you need to make your stay a very comfortable one.
The Barn has 2 bedrooms downstairs, 1 Loft bedroom upstairs and sleeps up to 8 comfortably.
- Bedroom 1: 1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) and 1 single bed
- Bedroom 2: 1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) and 1 single bed
- Loft Bedroom: 1 double bed and 1 double sofa Bed
- Bathroom with shower, vanity, and toilet
- Heated towel rail
- Heating lamp
- Second separate toilet
- Linen and towels provided
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining area including pod coffee machine
- Logwood 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
- WiFi unavailable
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:
Derby Trail Network: https://www.ridebluederby.com.au/trails/
Blue Tier Trails: https://www.ridebluederby.com.au/trails/blue-tier-trails
Trail Maps and Information: https://www.ridebluederby.com.au/trails-map/
Mountain Bike Shuttles
Derby has two highly professional and knowledgeable shuttle services. We recommend contacting them directly for information and bookings.
Contact: Richard or Dawn
Mobile: 0430 375 746 or 0437 323 607
Check out some of Damo’s ride suggestions
Vertigo MTB Contact: 0488 463 333
Vertigo MTB does uplift shuttles, bike hire and runs the local bike shop.
Rates at Derby Digs Barn
Please click on the Check Availability button to review the rates. The nightly rate includes the first 2 guests with a small additional fee for 3 guests onwards.
Derby Digs Barn is brand new and just 50m from the trailhead. This is definitely the best accommodation location in Derby.
- Please leave Derby Digs Barn in the same condition you found it.
- Maximum number of guests is ideally 8
- 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 shoes and bikes into the house
- 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
Please provide notice of cancellation or changes to your booking in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The reservation may be rescheduled to another equivalent period subject to availability. Guests are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cater for any unforeseen circumstances.
Things to do in Derby
Derby is well-known for its brilliant MTB trails, but there’s plenty more to do if you’re looking for a break from the bike. Why not check out some of these fantastic activities while you’re in the area?
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.
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.
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.
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.