Ideally placed for tourists to the North East of Tasmania and mountain bike enthusiasts who want to ride the world class mountain bike trails recently developed in the beautiful hills surrounding Derby.
The Postmasters Lodge was once the Post Master's private residence overlooking the Ringarooma River; it comprises of 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom, two toilets, a living room with log fire, a separate dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry. The large garden has an outdoor table and chairs and a barbecue under cover. There is also a large area for storage of bikes or kayaks in a room directly underneath the house and off road parking for three vehicles.
Derby was once a large tin mining centre and there is an interesting museum located in what was once the old school house. In the "Tin Centre" there is a tin museum and a film about the demise of the Derby tin mine.
The Ringarooma River runs through the town and is home to the annual "Derby River Derby" now part of the " North East Rivers Festival" held annually in October. The river is also used by fishermen, kayakers and for a cooling swim in summer.
Fossickers are also attracted to the area searching for sapphires and semi precious stones.
It is now becoming an attraction for mountain bikers with world class trails leading from the town centre.