Kendall is a very small town just 3k’s off Hgy No 1 encounted when traveling between Port Macquarie and Taree. Kendall and Kew are now a slight diversion trip. If there is an interest in poetry then the Kendall diversion is a must.
Kendall was originally named Camden Heads, as it is located on the Camden River. In was renamed Kendall, in 1891, after the Australian poet Henry Kendall, and not, as some tourists suspect, after the similarly-spelled ancient town of Kendal in England. Henry Kendall lived in the area from 1875 to 1881 when he was the first Forest Inspector for New South Wales.
Head south-west out of town and turn left into Batar Creek Rd where you will find the Norfolk Punch Factory - a mud-brick structure where traditional Norfolk punch is brewed. You can tour the factory, enjoy a glass of hot or cold punch and inspect the kitchen museum or herb garden.