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1 Allow a minimum of three hours for this activity. 10 mins drive each way, 20 minute walk, then you can visit the Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre, the community museum and have a coffee at the Painted Door Art Cafe! Why not explore a little further... How to get there: From Tin Dragon Trail Cottages turn right onto the Tasman Highway. Drive up over the hill out of Branxholm. Continue on the Tasman Highway to Derby—about 8 km. Drive through the town and over the bridge. Find a car park on the side of the road. Take the lower (right) road for a short walk to the Derby Tunnel. Look for the sign just over the bridge Entrance to the tunnel Recent earthworks reveal the start of the Cascade mountain bike trail. Across the deep river ravine several small houses perch precariously on the cliff faces—part of the charm of Derby. Terrific views for the mountain bikers, if they have time to see it! The tunnel was a mighty folly built in the 1880’s by one miner to move tailings beneath another miner’s lease. You will need gum boots and a reliable torch, because as the tunnel slopes downwards it fills with water. There are some unique inhabitants in the tunnel—the Tasmanian Cave Spider. The Tasmanian Cave Spider is the last of an old Gondwanan lineage of spiders. Back at the fork in the road take the top road. You can also walk up to the monument above Derby. Work off your indulgent morning tea. This gives a terrific view across Derby and into the now water-filled Briseis mine. The monument was erected for William Allan who died in Victoria in 1902. The monument above Derby View of the old tine mine site, from the Monument

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