Derby Digs Cottage
Accommodation for groups and families in Derby Tasmania!
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Stay at Derby Digs Cottage and you’ll wake up just 50m from the trailhead, ready and raring to go.
Located in the heart of Derby in north-east Tasmania, Derby Digs Cottage is the closest property to the trailhead and shuttle service. Roll out of bed, chuck on your gear, ride out the front gate and you’re on the trails.
Just a 300m stroll from the main street, pubs, cafes and bike shop, everything you need is literally on your doorstep.
This fully self-contained accommodation is purpose built for Derby mountain bikers. It’s light and spacious, with 3 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping up to 8 people. You’ll find two single beds (or one queen) in the main bedroom, as well as a comfortable double bunk and one single bed in each of the other bedrooms.
The cottage has a modern, well-equipped kitchen, as well as a spacious open-plan living area with heat pump and wood fire. It’s a perfect, cozy spot to warm up on chilly nights or relax, read a book and enjoy the spectacular views of the Ringarooma River and Derby Forest Reserve.
This property has two bathrooms, two toilets, a full laundry with washer and dryer and all linen and towels are provided.
Enjoy a refreshment (or two) at the deck bar while the BBQ is cooking or relax on the comfy outdoor chairs and watch the kids play in the large garden. There is also a garden fire pit area, a great place to tell tall tales and stories of your day on the trails. Being so close to the mountain reserve, you may also encounter some of the native wildlife, like wallabies and a variety of beautiful bird species.
1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) + 1 single bed. (Trundle bed can be made up for 9th guest)
2 Single beds
1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) + 1 single bed
- En-suite bathroom off bedroom with shower, vanity, and toilet
- Second bathroom with shower
- Heated towel rail
- Heating lamp
- Double vanity
- Separate toilet
- Linen and towels provided
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining area including pod coffee machine
- Heat pump and wood fire heater with plenty of fire starters and wood on site
- Large flat screen TV and DVD player
- Collection of DVD’s, games and books
- Large wrap around deck with BBQ and outdoor setting
- Laundry with washer and dryer
- Derby Digs bike wash bay, storage, and repair shed
- Bike stand, tools, pump, rags and brushes provided
- On-site parking for 4 cars
- Please leave Derby Digs Cottage in the same condition you found it.
- Maximum number of guests is ideally 8
- The number of guests occupying Derby Digs Cottage must not exceed the number specified in the booking
- The person (guest) nominated on the booking form must occupy Derby Digs Cottage
- Derby Digs Cottage 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 cottage. Bikes in the bike shed and shoes on the under cover deck.
- 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 email@example.com
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.
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
Vertigo MTB Contact: 0488 463 333
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?
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.
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.
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.