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.


How To See Through Fog

Cafe Serenade

The Crib Room

Grand Finale


Tracks Cafe

See Thru Me (to G'ton)


Festival Info Hub

We Are Mountain

The Rumble Bar

The Oasis

We Built This City

To John Butters Power Station

Railway Hotel

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

I Am A Lake

Q Bank Gallery

JJ's Coffee Shop

From Metallurgy to Music

Dark Water (departure)

Fault Traces

The Crib Room

3ks Takeaway

The Rumble Bar

Queenstown Map



Lake Plimsoll Link Road

Macquarie Harbour


Lyell Highway (from Hobart)

Lake Burbury


Murchison Highway (from Burnie)

Lake Burbury Camp Ground

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