14–16 October 2016, Queenstown, Tasmania

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 14–16 October 2016.

Download the 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 in Queenstown will likely reach capacity. Book via the West Coast Visitor Information Centre and consider staying in Zeehan and Strahan, both a 50-minute commute by car from Queenstown.

By land... Or air

Arrive into the wild West Coast via an unforgettable journey over Tasmania's world heritage rainforest.

Departing Cambridge Aerodrome at Cambridge, your Par Avion scenic flight will soar over the central highlands, past pristine temperate rainforest and snow-capped peaks, before touching down in the harbour town of Strahan.

Departing Hobart on Friday afternoon, and returning on Sunday afternoon, at a return cost of $250 per person this epic plane journey is a rare and exclusive opportunity for The Unconformity weekend.

Click here to book your flights and local transport now!


Tracks Cafe

From Metallurgy to Music

The Crib Room

Q Bank Gallery

Fault Traces

The Rumble Bar

Cafe Serenade

3ks Takeaway

Railway Hotel

I Am A Lake

How To See Through Fog

Grand Finale

Festival Info Hub

JJ's Coffee Shop

We Built This City

We Are Mountain

The Oasis

The Rumble Bar

Dark Water (departure)

See Thru Me (to G'ton)


To John Butters Power Station

The Crib Room

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour


Queenstown Map

Lake Burbury

Macquarie Harbour


Murchison Highway (from Burnie)


Lake Plimsoll Link Road

Lake Burbury Camp Ground



Lyell Highway (from Hobart)

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