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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.”




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.


Kent Comley


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.
Ben Deering - Tourism Mount Gambier

Ben Deering

Deputy Chair

Retail, hospitality and sales & marketing. Photography & art initially kicked off my career in travel which shifted to full time travel & tourism through a mixture of retail, corporate and group booking roles. Previous to Mount Gambier, I was managing Australia’s largest wholesale travel department in Melbourne. I am currently the Community Manager for Flinders Uni’s Envision Limestone Coast incubator and a mobile digital Travel Agency, while sharing the views as Caretaker of our Centenary Tower.

Ben and his family have made the road trip too many times to count from Adelaide & Melbourne for the last decade. As a young family, they moved to Mount Gambier in 2017 and it’s now their permanent home.

The most fascinating blend of sinkholes, caves and craters on the edge of town with a great community.

There is an oversupply of natural beauty and geology you don’t find anywhere else. There are also plenty of ideas which mean little without us taking action. I tend to look at my glass as overflowing rather than half full, which makes this a very privileged position to grow our region. After years of helping grow best practice sending Aussies overseas, it’s nice to bring in others to show off our amazing backyard.


Anne Hinkley-Tyler


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. Previous corporate experience as Australian/NZ marketing manager for an American multi-national.

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.

Helen Strickland

Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Representative

Helen is the co- owner of Caroline Hills Winery and Cellar Door, producer of cool climate wines in the Mount Gambier region, event manager for our garden and Cellar Door functions. Helen also undertakes business consultant working with clients on strategy, planning and problem solving.

I have lived in the Mount Gambier district for most of my adult life.

The landscape, the lifestyle, the opportunity to be involved in the community.

I see tourism as a key industry that can grow the economy of the region and think I have skills to offer to help make that happen.


David Pratt


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.

Lyn McLachlan


I have been in the hospitality and retail industry in Grampians for a number of years. I was also engaged in the public sector, where I managed major government projects, including funding applications. Two years ago I started The Limestone Coast pantry to promote and sale products made from local produce.
All together, about 13 years now.
It is a highly productive and resource rich area and hence my reason for starting a new business. It offers opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. It has such diversity, with the coast nearby, geological futures and the Coonawarra, which lends itself towards the tourism industry.
My experience in the private retail and public sector and my involvement with the Northern Grampians tourist group will benefit this role and I can make a positive contribution. My cross border networks can also assist in collaboration between Western Victoria and us.

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.


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.


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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