During the renovations for Avalon Blue @ Derby, we uncovered a stone with the engraving “Avalon 15.9.1947”.
The 15 September 1947 was the date of the Italian Armistice from WWII and the introduction of the instrument of surrender and entry into a treaty of peace.
This date was of apparent significance to previous owners of this lovely house, so we thought we should honour them and the sacrifice of all who passed in WWII.
Avalon Blue @ Derby is an old miners cottage located near the public camping grounds at Derby, just 5oo meters to the entrance to the Blue Derby MTB trails. This recently renovated house has been restored back to it’s former glory. Avalon Blue @ Derby receives all day sun, with the rear deck just right for breakfast and the front for afternoon relaxation.
The lounge room has a new heat pump and wood heater to keep you warm and cosy. TV, BluRay player and Netflix for those quiet nights in or a large cement area and fire pit out the front - to enjoy a few quiet beers and reminisce about the epic day you have had riding the awesome Blue Derby tails. A blue tooth UE Boom speaker can provide you with the tunes to relax by and chill out.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the house to upload those adventure photos to show your friends how much fun you have had!
Featuring three bedrooms with one Queen size bed and four King singles, this house comfortable enough for your family or a small group of MTB enthusiasts. All linen and towels provided, together with shampoo and conditioner.
The kitchen is well spaced and contains all the essential requirements to ensure your stay is relaxed. The toasted sandwich maker will assist in make lunches a stress free issue, with the BBQ and Pizza Oven ensuring dinner is easily sorted if you do not want to venture into town for a meal.
A new washing machine and dryer are located on the rear deck to clean and dry your gear ready for the next day’s adventures on the Blue Derby trails!
A secure bike storage area and deck have been built out the back, together with an assortment of tools and pumps to ensure you can keep your bike going.
The bathroom and kitchen have been completely renewed.
MTBing – what else is there.
Apparently Derby is not just about world class mountain biking, there is also a Golf, fishing, walking, fossicking and chilling out!
Golf courses near by:
Barnbougle Lost Farm and Barnbougle Dunes golf courses- 40km
Moorina Golf Club – 12 km
Ringarooma Golf Club – 19 km
The Ringarooma river’s just over the road, licenses required for adults.
St Helens offer a wide variety of fishing options including game fishing charters.
There are numerous walking experiences in and around the Derby area, visit https://www.northeasttasmania.com.au/walks-and-waterfalls/ for more details.
The Cascade and Mutual rivers in the Derby area are popular gemstone fossicking areas.