Kingsgate Haven were pleased to be able to provide accommodation to displaced tourists and emergency personnel during January. Now that autumn is officially here, the Kangaroo Island community is focused on recovery from the devasting summer fires and rebuilding homes, businesses and tourism. At Kingsgate we have been preparing to open our restaurant to the public for coffee/tea, cakes and light meals. April school holidays is our planned start date.


Tony and Jane Scammell are your new hosts at Kingsgate Haven, and looking forward to sharing the delights of Kangaroo Island with you.

The endangered glossy black red tail cockatoos returned a couple of weeks ago, letting the galahs know it is time to make some space for breeding season.  These three made quite a show, swooping and surveying our al-fresco dinner group.  Their manner of flight is beautiful, and their call distinctive,lifting one’s spirit.  28-11-16

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A recent guest, Rick Rupp, caught this early morning glossy snap “down by the river”!

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You can check out his facebook page for more: https://www.facebook.com/rick.rupp.58/posts/10153737212262601


In the last few of months we have hosted guests from North Vietnam, Kansas USA, Malawi Africa, Israel and most Aussie States.

The grass trees have been flowering.  29-10-16

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Freesia’s carpet much of American River in Spring… and here an eagle glides through the early morning American River mist. 6-9-16

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  • About

    Kingsgate Haven is a Christian Retreat and Conference Centre that offers accommodation to local and international tourists and visitors to the Island. Since our beginnings, we have been host to national and local conferences and events and we have welcomed people from many countries. We are also home to the Kingsgate Haven House of Prayer and invite missionaries on leave to come for refreshment in our peaceful setting.
  • Recent News

    Covid 19 update – we are open for bookings from June 2020

    May 24, 2020
    With the lifting of regional travel restrictions, and the opening of indoor dining, we are delighted to announce that we can once again welcome guests back to Kingsgate Haven! We are taking accommodation bookings from June onwards. Please consider making beautiful Kangaroo Island your new oversea
  • Guest Reviews

    From our Guest Book…

    August 22, 2019
    “Great place. Great walks close by and the river is gorgeous. Thank you” – C.W. “Truly a haven!! Enjoyed the King’s presence! Thank you so much for your generous hospitality.” – A.M. “A beautiful, refreshing ‘home’
  • Contact Us

    Street: 2 Wattle Avenue, American River SA 5221
    Postal: PO Box 94, American River SA 5221
    Phone: (08) 8553-7080
    Mobile: 0474 094 037
    E: office@kingsgatehaven.com.au

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