Kit and Sheryl have been farming alpacas full time for 23 years. Having come from a farming background, we have paid particular attention to alpaca genetics and have scoured the USA, Australia and New Zealand in search of elite animals. We have focussed on quality not price in all our purchasing decisions and this has taken us to the top of the New Zealand alpaca industry.
Silverstream animals have won Supreme Champion titles at all the major shows in New Zealand including three National Supreme titles and Supreme Champion Animal of Show at the 2007 New Zealand Royal Show in Christchurch.
Kit & Sheryl have been very supportive of the New Zealand alpaca industry over the years. Kit has been President, Vice President, Secretary & Southern Region representative on National Council, the governing body of the Alpaca Association NZ over a period of 14 years. In recognition of his services to the alpaca industry, he was awarded a Life Membership in 2016.
Over the years we have travelled the world many times and have to come to understand and appreciate the needs of international travellers. Our many reviews comment on the peace and tranquillity at Silverstream, the beautiful lawns and gardens with the river setting, the bird song and of course the alpacas.
The alpaca farm tour is the highlight for many of our guests. We go out of our way to make sure our guests are entertained, get to feed and touch the animals, take plenty of photographs and most importantly learn more about this most enchanting and adorable animal, the alpaca.
Silverstream Alpaca farm-stay is located 15 minutes north of the Christchurch CBD and 15 minutes north of Christchurch International Airport in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Our nearest town is Kaiapoi, just a five minute drive from our farm.
Silverstream is a member of the Alpaca Association New Zealand