Welcome to Derby
But there's an interesting transformation under way, courtesy of a network of brilliant mountain-biking trails in the surrounding hills. The Australian Cross Country Marathon Mountain Bike Championships (www.mtba.asn.au) was held here in 2015 and 2016, followed by an Enduro World Championships (www.enduroworldseries.com) event in 2017. When the mountain bikers are in town the place goes berserk, and accommodation is booked out from here to St Helens. About 8km west of Derby is Branxholm (population 210) with further sleeping and eating options.
If you’re driving into Derby from Weldborough, check out the gigantic trout mural splashed across the cliffs near the bridge into town.