Blue Derby reopens for Tasmanians while Maydena remains closed

The home of mountain biking in Australia is showing signs of life with Blue Derby reopening on Friday, 5 June. 

The Tasmanian Government has announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions, opening the path for places such as Blue Derby to reopen, provided they enforce social distancing and do not exceed 20 people at amenities such as shopfronts and accommodation. The campgrounds will also reopen with restrictions lifting around campsites and national parks. 

The above conditions, part of Tasmania’s Stage 2 restrictions, only apply to Tasmanians with border controls to stay in place for the foreseeable future. 

Meanwhile the other of the Apple Isle’s big parks, Maydena, has opted not to reopen. 

Back in March they announced they were closing until at least 26 September with work to be done on trails in the meantime. 

While we welcome today’s announcement regarding June 5 easing of restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic for Tasmanian residents, this announcement does not currently affect our closure,’ a statement read. 

We currently intend to remain closed until our September 26 re-launch, at which point we will have a whole host of new and updated trails and facilities coming on line- details of these works will be released soon. While we continue to review our capacity to reopen, at this stage we intend to leave our opening date unchanged. 

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Our team are using this period to prepare for our biggest and best trail launch yet! We look forward to seeing you all in the Spring. Stay safe, and enjoyed the extended freedom from Friday. On a related note- our open day is almost full, so we’d suggest grabbing a booking If you don’t want to miss out on what will be arguably the best day on our hill ever! We are keeping our booking capacity a little lower than usual so we have some flexibility with any remaining COVID 19 restrictions and protocols. 

If you’re a Tassie local and heading to Derby on the weekend make sure you tag us on Instagram and stay safe.

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