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.


The Crib Room

The Crib Room

The Oasis

I Am A Lake

To John Butters Power Station

We Are Mountain

Festival Info Hub

From Metallurgy to Music


3ks Takeaway

We Built This City

Fault Traces

Tracks Cafe

The Rumble Bar

The Rumble Bar

How To See Through Fog

Geological and Social Unconformities – A Tour

Cafe Serenade

Railway Hotel

JJ's Coffee Shop

Grand Finale

Dark Water (departure)


See Thru Me (to G'ton)

Q Bank Gallery

Queenstown Map

Lyell Highway (from Hobart)

Macquarie Harbour


Murchison Highway (from Burnie)



Lake Plimsoll Link Road

Lake Burbury Camp Ground

Lake Burbury


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