The Living Unconformity

The Living Unconformity

Where the Queen meets the King is a swirling discordance of colour, chemistry and history. A guided walk.

Join geologist Dr Keith Corbett for a walk through a special rainforest, with a history related to a huge bushfire, to see the extraordinary meeting of two very different rivers. The orange-coloured Queen River, carrying its 100-year-old legacy of mine waste, meets the mighty dark-grey King River, hurtling down the gorge after creating power at a power station just upstream. Hear the stories of the rivers, the forest, the old myrtle survivors, and the glaciers which once filled the valleys.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground