Kendenup is a small rural town located a short drive from north Mount Barker. A great place to stay and to access the beautiful country that surrounds the town. Kendenup is within an hours drive from the Stirling Ranges and the Porongurup Range.
Established in 1840 after being discovered in 1831, the town was once the centre of a vast sheep station. During the early years of the Western Australian colony, it was considered one of the largest farming enterprises.
During World War 2 from 1943 to 1946 the town was the site of an internment camp housing 200 Italian prisoners of war who were assigned as labourers to farms in the area. Many of the original buildings are still within the townsite.