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Kendenup - History

Early settlement

History dates back to 1831 when land grants led to sheep and grain farms being established Soon after Gold was discovered but didn't prove a viable proposition but the increase in population led to expansive apple and pear orchards.

History of Kendenup

Kendenup was one of the original stations on the Great Southern Railway and the site of Western Australia’s first goldmine. It was one of the largest established farming enterprises with a station boasting upwards of 30,000 sheep.

Lorraine's Burial Records

A complete list of the burials in the Kendenup Cemetery.

Kendenup - Events

Market days

A local Market is held at the Kendenup Town Hall every second Saturday of the month.

Kendenup - Accommodation

Kendenup Cottages and Lodge

Set on 40 acres of bush land overlooking the Stirling Ranges, it is just 5 minutes drive from the town. Facilities include dining area, bar, wifi air-conditioning,BBQ area and mountain Bike hire.

Agricultural Camping Grounds

Overnight camping is permitted at these grounds which are also used by various local clubs including the cricket club, play group, youth group, indoor bowls, pony association, bridge club and others.

Big Bird and Wolf Chalets

A small family owned hobby farm with fully self contained pet friendly chalets.

Kendenup - Food

Great Southern Treasures

Arcadia Wines Gilbert Wines and Cafe Ridge Brothers.

Kendenup - Places


Several chessmen are carved from the stumps of old trees next to a historical bulldozer.

Kendenup - Museums/Art

Carved Chessmen

An outdoors exhibition of carved chessmen.

Kendenup - Activities

Poroganup Ranges

Kendenup is an ideal place to explore the Poroganups and the many wineries in the area.

Kendenup Country Club

18 hole public golf course with sand greens.

Kendenup Features