Explore Taupo Kete

 Kete Taupo is your place online for storing and sharing cultural and heritage resources and knowledge.

It is your online knowledge basket of topics, images, audio, video, web links, documents, and discussion which are collected and catalogued by you, the Taupo District community.

William George Baker painting 

Local history


Mt Ngauruhoe small

Taupo Volcanic Zone


Taupo Totara Timber Company tracks 

The railway that wasn't



The Armed Constabulary



Like fish to water


 Waikato River outlet

Journey to the interior



Letters from war


Anzac stories

View from wharf resized

Taupo district 1914-1918


 Can I contribute?

If you own photographs, letters, postcards or memorabilia relating to the history of our region or WWI, we would love you to share these on Kete Taupo.

 How do I share my stories?

1.    Register to create your free account on Kete Taupo. More information about registration.

2.    For WW1 stories, join the Our WW1 Stories basket. For general history, join the Local History basket

3.    Click Add Item to create a topic or to add images, audio, video or documents to the relevant basket. More information about adding items.

4.    Please contact us or visit us at Taupo District Libraries or Taupo Museum if you would like help to share your memorabilia or stories.

Latest 5 topics

1977 Rider's Briefing.
The founder of of Taupo’s Cycle Challenge since its start in 1977, Walter de Bont has witnessed  an inital 26 riders turn into over 10, 000 competitors! 
1977 Start.
Cycle Challenge images.
1980 Results List.
Race results by year.
    LAKE TAUPO CYCLE CHALLENGE   NEW ZEALAND'S PREMIER CYCLING EVENT From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just
A brief history of trout fishing in and around Lake Taupo.

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