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.


Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

JJ's Coffee Shop

We Built This City

See Thru Me (to G'ton)

The Crib Room

Dark Water (departure)

Q Bank Gallery

Fault Traces


Cafe Serenade


The Rumble Bar

Railway Hotel

The Crib Room

The Oasis

The Rumble Bar

Festival Info Hub

To John Butters Power Station

Grand Finale

How To See Through Fog

We Are Mountain

I Am A Lake

3ks Takeaway

From Metallurgy to Music

Tracks Cafe

Queenstown Map

Lake Burbury

Murchison Highway (from Burnie)


Lake Plimsoll Link Road



Lake Burbury Camp Ground


Macquarie Harbour

Lyell Highway (from Hobart)

Region Map cropped