WHERE TO STAY?
We won't lie... accommodation in Derby is limited (approx 44 beds all up in regular season!). It's only been a year or two since the trails have been established and the town is playing catch up with where to put everyone now it's a world famous trail destination!
So, our advice: BOOK EARLY. As in book now! **as of late September most in-town accommodation is booked, but there may be a few options in nearby towns and/or there remains plenty of free camping in town - BYO tent or better yet - hire a camper van in Launceston, do the event/s and then head on down to Freycinet for more exquisite running!.
Accommodation options offered in Derby by B&Bs, self catering etc can be seen HERE.
NOTE: as far as we are aware, all hotel/B&B/rental accommodation in Derby is sold out. You can try in nearby towns or check out the camping options below.
There are also a wider variety and more numerous options available in nearby townships of Branxholm, Scottsdale, Weldborough. Further afield are Bridport and St Helens. But again, we suggest you get in quick!
Check all accommodation options HERE.
(FIRST IN BEST SITED)
There are two option IN TOWN.
The first is a great little riverside camping spot (it was where we had a VIP set up last year). This year it will be a FREE VIP Camp zone for event attendees, BYO gear, first in best dressed. We hope to be able to provide a communal covered marquee, TBC. This site is located behind the cafe (100metres) and nearby the public hot showers (coin operated) and toilets. It is about 600 metres from the start/finish zone.
There is also a dedicated basic free camping zone in town, right near the heart with on site public toilets and a BBQ. They are a short walk away (700 metres) from coin operated hot showers and more public toilets! Check out conditions of stay HERE (pdf).
CAMPING - Weldborough
There are also camping sites (powered and unpowered, at cost) located at Weldborough Hotel, 20 minutes' drive further east (and site of the Sunday half marathon). The site has hot showers, toilets and is located at the rear of the hotel in s stunning little spot.
Camp "anywhere" in bush camp-ground ($7.5 pp)
6x Powered sites ($10 per hookup)
Reservations required. Contact Weldborough Hotel on (03) 63 542223