Welcome to Queenstown's unconformity

Welcome to The Unconformity, an arts festival inspired by a rare geological unconformity and the remarkable cultural paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining community in Tasmania's wild West Coast.

Experience our community's unmatched sense of place and unique creative vision on 19–21 October 2018.

The 2018 program will be released in July 2018.

Download the 2016 festival program.

Come and stay

The remote West Coast of Tasmania is reached by a stunning mountainous drive through World Heritage wilderness via the Lyell or Murchison A10 Highways. Allow approximately 3.5–4 hours to drive to the region from Launceston and Hobart.

Accommodation can be booked via the West Coast Visitor Information Centre and consider staying in Zeehan and Strahan, both a 50-minute commute by car from Queenstown.


Festival Info Hub


The Crib Room

The Rumble Bar

See Thru Me (to G'ton)

Cafe Serenade

Grand Finale

3ks Takeaway

Dark Water (departure)

To John Butters Power Station

Railway Hotel

JJ's Coffee Shop

We Are Mountain

The Crib Room

We Built This City

From Metallurgy to Music

The Rumble Bar

Fault Traces

Tracks Cafe

Q Bank Gallery


I Am A Lake

How To See Through Fog

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

The Oasis

Queenstown Map


Murchison Highway (from Burnie)

Lake Burbury Camp Ground



Lake Burbury

Lake Plimsoll Link Road


Macquarie Harbour

Lyell Highway (from Hobart)

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