A tramper has been located by search and rescue in Taranaki tonight after the person called police about 9.05pm to say they were lost.

The tramper told police they were missing in a national park south of Omata, triggering the search and rescue operation.

However, a police spokeswoman told the Herald the tramper was found in Lucy's Gully and was being walked out of the national park around 10.30pm.

MetService reported the temperature in New Plymouth around 9pm was 16C and there was a moderate westerly wind of 17km/h.