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 19–21 October 2018.

Download the 2016 festival program.

View the program online.

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.


How To See Through Fog

Q Bank Gallery

The Crib Room

We Are Mountain

Festival Info Hub

To John Butters Power Station

The Rumble Bar

The Rumble Bar

Dark Water (departure)

See Thru Me (to G'ton)

3ks Takeaway

Fault Traces


Railway Hotel

Grand Finale

From Metallurgy to Music

JJ's Coffee Shop


Tracks Cafe

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

The Oasis

The Crib Room

Cafe Serenade

We Built This City

I Am A Lake

Queenstown Map


Macquarie Harbour

Lyell Highway (from Hobart)


Murchison Highway (from Burnie)


Lake Burbury Camp Ground


Lake Burbury

Lake Plimsoll Link Road

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