Liz’s guidebook Derby, Tasmania

Liz
Liz’s guidebook Derby, Tasmania

Food scene

Derby restaurants tend to close 2 or 3 nights per week
Located in Branxholm but well worth the drive. Traditional Italian food cooked by Scott and Birgit. Reservations recommended and you can order takeway. Great flavours and generous portions. Excellent fare after a day riding. Closed Mon & Tuesday & Wed.
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Casa Pinocchio
2 Scott St
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Located in Branxholm but well worth the drive. Traditional Italian food cooked by Scott and Birgit. Reservations recommended and you can order takeway. Great flavours and generous portions. Excellent fare after a day riding. Closed Mon & Tuesday & Wed.
Brooke & Sean are great hosts. Meals are good, upmarket Pub meals-definately recommend reservations as numbers are capped
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Dorset Hotel
29 Main St
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Brooke & Sean are great hosts. Meals are good, upmarket Pub meals-definately recommend reservations as numbers are capped
Good pizza, good service and nice setting .Open midday till 8 Thursday to Sunday
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The Hub
72 Main Street
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Good pizza, good service and nice setting .Open midday till 8 Thursday to Sunday

Local supermarket

Small but well stocked IGA. Some pharmacy items, kindling and some local meats & poultry. Closes at 6pm
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IGA Xpress Branxholm
4 Scott St
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Small but well stocked IGA. Some pharmacy items, kindling and some local meats & poultry. Closes at 6pm

Sightseeing

in and around Derby
Scenic and beautiful
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Bay of Fires
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Scenic and beautiful
Picturesque walk through fern forest dripping with moss
Saint Columba Falls Road
Saint Columba Falls Road
Picturesque walk through fern forest dripping with moss
Walk across the bridge near the pump track in Derby. Follow signage and walk around the hole/lake in 40 minutes. There is a beach area and firepits. See platypus and turtles early morning
Briseis Hole
Walk across the bridge near the pump track in Derby. Follow signage and walk around the hole/lake in 40 minutes. There is a beach area and firepits. See platypus and turtles early morning
Trees carved to honour locals who went to war
Legerwood
Trees carved to honour locals who went to war
Novel and picture perfect setting
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Floating Sauna Lake Derby
99 Main St
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Novel and picture perfect setting
Really interesting old mining unit in the middle of the bush. Unusual and picturesque. Just past Hall Falls turnoff on Anchor Road
Anchor Stamper.
419 Anchor Rd
Really interesting old mining unit in the middle of the bush. Unusual and picturesque. Just past Hall Falls turnoff on Anchor Road
Good walking track -30 minutes drive from Derby
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Blue Tier Giant Walk
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Good walking track -30 minutes drive from Derby

Bike hire & shuttles

Lots to offer re bike rental, shuttles etc
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Vertigo MTB
66 Main St
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Lots to offer re bike rental, shuttles etc
Shuttles. Big Mountain now does bike hire that runs out of Mad premises
MADMTB
30 Main St
Shuttles. Big Mountain now does bike hire that runs out of Mad premises

Local swimming pool

Open 2-6pm in summer for a few hours-free and solar heated
Branxholm Swimming Pool
3 Scott St
Open 2-6pm in summer for a few hours-free and solar heated

Food supplies

Stop in Scottsdale on your way from Launceston to purchase your food supplies from Woolworths. Good to do a click and collect
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Scottsdale
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Stop in Scottsdale on your way from Launceston to purchase your food supplies from Woolworths. Good to do a click and collect