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Top 10 Things to do in Derby

Derby is globally recognised as a mountain biking mecca but scratch the surface and you find there is plenty to do and see here when you aren't shredding the trails.

Once a thriving mining town with the richest tin mine in the world and one of the last remaining wilderness areas, Derby is now home to one of the world's premier mountain bike networks located in Tasmania, Australia. Encompassing over 125km of purpose built mountain bike trails with options to suit all skill levels.

And if you are looking for things to do 'off trail' Derby and the surrounding region won't disappoint. With so much history and stunning wilderness areas, a stopover here offers something for everyone.

1. Shred the trails

With over 125km of purpose built mountain bike trails it's easy to choose one that suits your skill level.

The Derby trail network is open 365 days a year, maintained daily to ensure a premium experience all year round. An annual winter closure affects Blue Tier and Big Chook only. These trails are closed for the majority of July and August but remain open at all other times throughout the year.

Derby's hot tip: April to mid-June and September to mid-November are when the trails are in peak riding condition.

2. Step back in time

Take a step back in time at the Mt Paris Dam built in 1937 using only shovels and wheelbarrows, admire its scale, soak in its serenity.