Located in temperate rainforest in North-East Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in Tasmania.
Not far from St Helens, the Blue Tier is a sub-alpine plateau which boasts world class mountain bike trails and a large range of walks through stunning native forests. The tiny village of Weldborough is one of the closest towns to the Blue Tier. If driving through the town it is worth visiting the historic Weldborough Hotel. This quaint country pub serves hearty meals using locally sourced produce and boasts an impressive range of Tasmanian beers and ciders on tap.
The Blue Tier Forest Reserve is 32km north west of St Helens and is approximately a 45 minutes drive.
Things to see and do
Blue Derby is 80 kilometers of world class Mountain bike trails surrounding the township of Derby and linking all the way up to the Blue Tier. The trails are located in lush rainforest and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the state.
If you are not into mountain biking there are a number of walks in the area ranging from short scenic strolls up to more challenging all day treks.
Local tip – Take the Blue Tier Giant walk to see The Big Tree, a huge Eucalyptus which towers around 60 meters with a massive girth of 19.4 meters.