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.


Dark Water (departure)


The Crib Room

JJ's Coffee Shop

We Are Mountain

From Metallurgy to Music

Grand Finale

Cafe Serenade

3ks Takeaway

Tracks Cafe

Q Bank Gallery

To John Butters Power Station

Fault Traces

The Rumble Bar

Festival Info Hub

The Rumble Bar


How To See Through Fog

The Oasis

The Crib Room

Railway Hotel

We Built This City

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

I Am A Lake

See Thru Me (to G'ton)

Queenstown Map

Lyell Highway (from Hobart)

Lake Burbury Camp Ground

Murchison Highway (from Burnie)


Lake Plimsoll Link Road

Macquarie Harbour


Lake Burbury



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