Derby mountain bike accommodation for groups and families
Derby Digs Cottage
About Derby Digs Cottage
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.
Recently renovated, 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 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, with logs for seating. 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 kangaroos and a variety of beautiful bird species.
We want your stay to be as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, so we’ve taken great care to provide you with all the facilities and comforts of home.
The 3-bedroom cottage comfortably sleeps up to 8.
- Bedroom 1: 2 single beds (or 1 Queen)
- Bedroom 2: 1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) and 1 single bed
- Bedroom 3: 1 Double bunk (single top and bottom) and 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
- 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, dryer, and iron
- Derby Digs bike wash bay, storage, and repair shed
- Bike stand, tools, pump, rags and brushes provided
- On-site parking for 6 cars
- WiFi unavailable
Blue Derby 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 Cottage
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.
- 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 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.
Located in temperate rainforest North-East Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state. Over 80km of green, blue and black trails, there’s challenges and fun for everyone. 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. Read more about Mountain Bike Riding in Derby Tasmania.
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.