Colleen Reid has been found safe following a car crash on the Gibbston Highway after being reported missing yesterday.
Police advised a woman believed to be Reid, who was reported missing last night, was located in her vehicle this morning.
She was reported to be in a moderate condition and was being transported to Lakes Hospital via helicopter, police said.
Police thanked members of the public who provided information to assist in locating Reid.
The road was blocked and diversions were in place with motorists advised to take an alternate route, though the road was expected to be open in an hour or so, police said.
Yesterday, a social media post on behalf of a family member said Reid, who is known as Rhonda, was driving to Queenstown to pick up her grandson from the airport but did not arrive.
Reid was believed to be driving from Dunedin to Queenstown on Monday, November 20 and was last known to be in the Cromwell area around 12.30pm.
A police spokesperson said the vehicle was located by police off Gibbston Highway in the Kawarau Gorge this morning about 11.30am.