You’ll find the laid back town of Derby as you travel the winding country roads from Launceston to the east coast.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOverlooking the Ringarooma River in a landscape of mountains and rainforest, Derby is a classified historic town that's small on scale but big on stories.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOnce a booming mining settlement, known as Brother's Home, Derby was the setting for an epic tin rush that saw thousands of eager miners flock to the area. Gem hunters keep your eyes peeled for smokey quartz, topaz and amethyst.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThese days it’s the mountain bikers carving up the dirt with the network of world-class mountain biking trails surrounding the town of Derby reaching up to the nearby Blue Tier mountain range.replacenewlinereplacenewlineAnother interesting tale is that of the Cascade Dam. In 1929 the dam burst wiping out the riverbed and half of the township of Derby. You can ride the exposed riverbed on the Dam Busters Trail, there’s even a local brewery that named a beer after it.

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Around Derby TAS 7264

Our Picks on what to Do in Derby TAS

Derby Tunnel

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

Cascade Dam

Our Picks on where to Stay in Derby TAS

The Derby Lodge “Blue Derby Accomodation”

St. Pauls Bed & Breakfast

Dorset Hotel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Derby TAS

Crank It Cafe

Two Doors Down Cafe

The Hub - Pizza and Beer

Shopping in Derby TAS

Community Services  

Scottsdale Visitor Information Centre TAS
4 Alfred Street,

Dorset Councils TAS
3 Ellenor Street,

Derby Police Station TAS
1 Renison Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 164
  • Population: 208
  • State electorate(s): Bass
  • Federal Division(s): Bass
  • Established (yr): 1874
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Gladstone TAS 7264 (51 km, 44 mins)
Scottsdale TAS 7260 (33.7 km, 29 mins)
St Helens TAS 7216 (65.4 km, 1 hr 3 mins)
St Marys TAS 7215 (101 km, 1 hr 27 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Derby TAS is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.