Rose Gilbert became passionate about alpacas when she acquired 2 wethers ,

Alpacas teach us that chasing, grabbing and holding lead to avoidance: stand on your own and the previously elusive will often come stand by you.

ABOUT US

Rose Gilbert became passionate about alpacas when she acquired 2 wethers in 1993, since 2000 when she introduced females to Kowhai Park she has grown her herd to 30. Rose has in recent years begun specializing in breeding grey genetics.

Kowhai Park alpacas have won ribbons at shows across the South Island.

Rose has also been a nationally recognized dog breeder and trialist for over 20 years.

Rose is a member of

  • Alpaca Association of New Zealand
  • Alpaca Association of Australia
  • NZ Gun Dog Trialing Association
  • Canterbury Gun Dog Club
  • New Zealand Kennel Club
  • Canterbury & Regions German/Shorthaired Pointer Club
  • Auckland & Regions German/Shorthaired Pointer Club

Rose would like to forewarn you that often one visit is all it takes to fall in love with these adorable creatures.


Kowhai Park Alpacas 554 Hoskyns Road, RD5, Christchurch 7675 Phone 03 347 8987 Fax 03 347 8974