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About 2017-09-22T15:21:40+00:00

PURE DISCOVERY

Our mission is to position Mount Gambier as a must visit destination,
attracting visitors from across Australia and the around the world.

Tourism Mount Gambier is the peak Tourism Industry body for Mount Gambier. We are a member based organisation, led by a board that are passionate about the growth of the region through increased visitor numbers.

The organisation is a part of the Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce and receives funding and resource support from the City of Mount Gambier and has a growing paid membership base.

For detailed information about Tourism Mount Gambier download our Tourism Mount Gambier Strategy (PDF).

It is an exciting time in Mount Gambier as we actively start to market our region and develop new visitor product and experiences. This website has been designed as our showcase for the region and is the first step in taking our message to the world. Mount Gambier is a must visit destination.

“One Location, Unlimited Experiences.”

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MEET THE BOARD

The Tourism Mount Gambier Board is made up of Tourism industry operators, with a wide range of skills and experience in the industry, including accommodation and hospitality.

The team work together as a volunteer Board who understand the importance of leading tourism initiatives in Mount Gambier to grow and develop a strong, resilient and sustainable visitor economy. We are focused on ensuring that Mount Gambier we deliver top class experiences to our visitors, which leads to greater growth of the industry.

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Kent Comley

Chair

Together with my wife Christine, manage the Barn Steakhouse and Accommodation. I have recently launched Kent and Co Wines, a boutique Mount Gambier brand. My background was in wine marketing, having previously worked for Southcorp Wines, Tyrrells Wines and a decade in Coonawarra at Hollick Wines.
I arrived in 1999, the year that I married my wife Christine.
The strong sense of community and the great lifestyle, not to mention a great golf course.
I am convinced that Mount Gambier has a great deal to offer and that tourism will be a key driver of economic growth of the region. I believe that the initiatives that TMG are undertaking are critical to enhancing the visitor economy and that my industry and board experience enables me to contribute positively to the formulation of strategies.
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Steven Perryman

Deputy Chair

Owner of the Presidential Motel, prior to that professional fisherman.
Our people, our heritage and our natural environment. Mount Gambier people are strongly connected through community endeavour in culture, arts, sport, learning and community events.
To grow the visitor economy and to see the area reach its potential through the development of products and experiences which share our stories and unique natural assets.
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Kim Simpson

Treasurer

Kim has tertiary qualifications in Accounting. For nearly 20 years she has been an Authorised Franchisee of Avis, a car rental company, with locations in Mount Gambier and surrounds. Kim also runs a successful accommodation business featuring several self-contained beachside holiday homes. She has been in the travel and customer service industry for over 25 years.
I have been living in Mount Gambier for 23 years and married a local lad and we have 2 children.
I am a country girl at heart and loves the diversity of living in Mount Gambier. I love the community feel of a small country town mixed with the culture of a city, the good quality local produce, natural wonders and beauty of the region and of course the great wine!

I believe that Mount Gambier is one of the best places to live in the world and wants to share it with others.  I also believe that by improving the tourism culture in Mount Gambier we will make the area prosper for the next generation.

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Lynette Martin

Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Representative

Many years spent as Personal Assistant to executives in private sector and State Government. Spent time lecturing at TAFE.  Now in retail.  Held executive positions on charities and service groups. Currently President Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce.
Lived in Mount Gambier most of my life (which is a long time now!)
The sense of belonging to a community.
I am passionate about Mount Gambier and its future. I want to see our city grow and in so doing create a robust economy, and provide employment and a wonderful lifestyle for our residents.
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David Pratt

Accommodation

Current owner operator Best Western Southgate Motel for past 13 years with 15 years in the industry previous to current was 18 years experience in building industry supplies.
Past 20 years in Mt Gambier prior to that from just over the border into Victoria off the family farm.
To help promote our fantastic city & area on the world map as a must see destination.
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Nick Katris

Hospitality

I am a chef and I am passionate about hospitality. After successfully running a number of restaurants, I looked after our family run business, Vanilla Bean for over 11 years and now we have Thyme Restaurant too.
I have lived in Mount Gambier nearly all my life, moving here when I was 5 from Adelaide & all for a short time moved to Broad Beach Qld. The rest of my life has been spent in this great town.
There are a variety of things to like about Mt Gambier, I think the diversity of thing to do in this town & area. From caves, sink holes, cafes, restaurants, a variety of all accommodations, events & areas for families to enjoy. The Blue Lake & Valley Lakes would be my pick with all the natural beauty, as well as wild life & for me the running trails around the lake area are amazing.
I was always curious about how all the decisions of tourism in the area were made, when I was asked if I would like to become a member I was excited to help & always wanting to do a bit more to help our community grow & thrive. The TMG Board is not only about making the decisions for me, it’s hearing from other board members, learning from everyone’s point of view & experiences. As well as working with a great group of people hopefully some of my input can help the town move into the future.
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Ockert le Roux

Photography & Social Media

Holds a degree in Forestry sciences and have been managing large forestry corporation interests during the past 35 years in Australia and abroad.

For the past three years.

The unique geological landscapes, nearby ocean and history of our region fascinates me.

Being a keen creator of landscape images through my photography and an interest in economic advancement of rural Australia, I can help make a difference where I live.
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Anne Hinkley-Tyler

Media and Communications

Owner of Villa Mont, Mount Gambier, a boutique tourism accommodation product. Recent past owner of Villa Azure, Rosmarin, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a tourism product catering for UK and European clients. Currently Marketing and Communications Manager of local charity ac.care.
The natural beauty and atmosphere of the volcanic lakes, gardens and forests with easy access to quality local food and wine​.
To work towards increasing the prosperity of our town via a thriving tourism industry.
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Donna Foster

Manager Tourism and Economic Development

Donna Foster is a non Board Member and works for the City of Mount Gambier. The City of Mount Gambier is a major supporter of Tourism Mount Gambier as the key industry body focussed on the growth of the visitor economy.

OUR PARTNERS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, who work with us to deliver the best travel experience any region can offer.

Contributors

Thank you to all of those who are so enthusiastic about sharing all Mount Gambier has to offer and helping to showcase of what makes Mount Gambier a truly fabulous Destination.

City of Mount Gambier

Ockert le Roux

Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce

Donna Foster

Limestone Coast LGA

Gretel Sneath

The Border Watch

Brenton Manser

South Australian Tourism Commission

Forests SA

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