An Irish tramper has been missing for two days after she became separated from the rest of her group in Kahurangi National Park.
Siobhan Flynn, 35, was with an extended family group of five who had entered the area from Mt Arthur, police search and rescue co-ordinator Sergeant Steve Savage said.
The group stayed on Saturday night at Salisbury Hut before leaving for Karamea Bend on Sunday morning.
Along the way the group became separated. Four members made it to Karamea Bend, but Ms Flynn never arrived.
The group stayed Sunday night at Karamea Bend before one tramped back out via Mt Arthur and raised the alarm today, Mr Savage said.
Ms Flynn was last seen about 10am on Sunday.
However, an entry in a hut log book discovered this afternoon suggested Ms Flynn had suffered an accident and then met up with an American woman and would now be heading back to Nelson, Mr Savage said.
Police would like to hear from anyone who had seen Ms Flynn and were appealing for Ms Flynn to contact them.
Ms Flynn, who lives in Melbourne, was carrying a small Kathmandu backpack and was wearing a red bandanna. She had minimal food and equipment with her.