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.

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.


We Are Mountain

Tracks Cafe

The Crib Room

Railway Hotel

See Thru Me (to G'ton)

To John Butters Power Station

The Crib Room

The Oasis

Festival Info Hub

I Am A Lake

How To See Through Fog

The Rumble Bar

JJ's Coffee Shop

Cafe Serenade

Dark Water (departure)

The Rumble Bar

Q Bank Gallery

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

Fault Traces


From Metallurgy to Music


3ks Takeaway

We Built This City

Grand Finale

Queenstown Map

Lake Plimsoll Link Road

Murchison Highway (from Burnie)

Macquarie Harbour


Lake Burbury


Lyell Highway (from Hobart)


Lake Burbury Camp Ground


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