Mountain Biking – The Tasmanian Adventure

Tasmania is a magnificent destination for the outdoor enthusiast. In recent years, north east Tasmania has seen a big drive for mountain biking adventures, and local businesses have been making tracks (literally) to accommodate the latest outdoor trend. So, if you haven’t visited Tasmania yet, or if you have not considered Tasmania as a mountain biking destination, you would be forgiven for asking ‘Why ride in Tasmania?’
Tasmania is picturesque. The mountain bike trails take you through fabulous forests and river systems. You would be riding in regions steeped in history, not to mention stunning landscapes as well. If that doesn’t convince you, Tasmania’s fantastic cuisine and home grown wines are world class. And best of all, you can reach these destinations within a few hours of Beauty Point Tourist Park.

Hollybank Mountain Bike Park

Hollybank Mountain Bike Park

Hollybank Mountain Bike Park
Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Supplied Courtesy of Flow Mountain Bike

As one of the newest mountain bike parks developed in Northern Tasmania, the Hollybank Mountain Bike Park provides different loops and alternating tracks to suit all levels of mountain bikers. Hollybank Mountain Bike Park is a great destination for the entire family to enjoy, and as an added bonus, is situated near Hollybank Treetops Adventure (more information on our previous article.).

Where: 24 Hollybank Rd, Underwood TAS 7268
Near Lilydale / near Launceston
From Beauty Point Tourist Park: 45 minutes – 1 hour drive
More Information: Hollybank Mountain Bike Park on Facebook

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Supplied Courtesy of Flow Mountain Bike

In recent years North Eastern region of Tasmania has developed sensational world class mountain biking trails commencing at the picturesque town of Derby. Derby has become a sort after haven for Mountain Bike enthusiast as well as for families with mountain bikes offered for hire at many of the caf├ęs in the town. With trails graded from ‘Easy’ to ‘Very Difficult’ there is a ride suitable for everyone, with each track and loop meandering through lush Tasmanian rainforest. Enjoy the stunning views whilst experiencing one of Tasmania’s fastest growing sports.

Where: Derby – North East Tasmania
From Beauty Point Tourist Park: 1.5 hour drive
More Information: Ride Blue Derby website

Other Mountain Biking Trails to consider

Some reserves and park lands around Launceston are also ideal for mountain bike riding and are worth considering as well:

  • Trevallyn Reserve
    For a quick ride, consider the Trevallyn Reserve, an region directly next Launceston’s famous Cataract Gorge. The bike trails are suitable for easy riding with picnic grounds available at Hoo Hoo hut!
  • Kate Reed Reserve
    A decent Mountain Bike trail has been established at Kate Reed Reserve, offering experienced riders with a single track that will challenge the skills of mountain bikers. If you’re serious about the sport, Kate Reed Reserve, located near the suburbs of Prospect / Kings Meadows in Launceston is worthy to consider.
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