A picturesque village, Kendall is named after Australian poet Henry Kendall, whose melodious poems, such as Bell Birds, described the natural beauty of the bush. In the beautiful Greater Port Macquarie region, Kendall is only four hours’ drive north of Sydney and 30 minutes from Port Macquarie.

With the rich soils of the Comboyne Plateau to the west and gorgeous beaches and sparkling ocean a short drive to the east, Kendall is a delightful holiday destination. Enjoy bushwalking in national parks, including in old growth forests and subtropical rainforest in Middle Brother National Park.

Middle Brother National Park - Port Macquarie Area

The park protects two of Australia’s largest blackbutt trees, Bird Tree and Benaroon. The trees are more than 300 years old. Swans Crossing, in Kerewong State Forest, is a popular spot for picnics and camping. You can hire a fully equipped camper trailer to hitch to your car from Kendall Kampers.

For a delicious range of local produce, including cheeses, olives, macadamias, wine and beer, stock up at Kendall Cellars and Providore. A wonderful music experience is the annual Kendall National Violin Competition, which attracts young violinists from around Australia for the finals in September.

Port Macquarie Airport

Fly into Port Macquarie Airport

Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5km from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip west. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Fly direct daily to and from Sydney and Brisbane with QantasLink and Virgin Airlines. A seasonal weekly QantasLink service to Lord Howe Island is also available from Port Macquarie during the months of February to June, and September to December. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Sydney to travel into Port Macquarie.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    22 Mar - 14 Oct
  2. Wauchope Lasiandra Festival

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Monday 26 March 2018 , Wauchope

    The first Lasiandra Festival was held in 1984 and it has continued annually since then, always taking place from the second Saturday in March to coincide with the floral spectacular of the lasiandra in bloom. The festival is run entirely by…

    22 Mar - 26 Mar
  3. Twilight Food Market - Port Macquarie

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Saturday 28 April 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The Twilight Food Market is open every Saturday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from October to April. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Dog friend…

    24 Mar - 28 Apr
  4. Wauchope Farmers Market

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018 , Wauchope

    The Wauchope Farmers' Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month. The Wauchope Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for local farmers and food producers to sell a large variety of produce and hand crafted gourmet food product…

    24 Mar - 23 Jun