Six Australian climbers missing in the Mt Cook National Park, have been found alive and well.
The Rescue Coordination Centre says they were located by a search helicopter at 9.45am on Saturday and taken to Mt Cook village in high spirits.
All have been checked by medical staff and are well with no injuries.
A personal emergency beacon was activated at about 10pm on Thursday in the Metelille Glacier area on the western side of the Sealy Range.
A helicoper search resumed there on Saturday morning.
The climbers had not been seen for a week. They were due back at Mt Cook village on Friday.
Australian media report the party consists of two women and four men from Sydney aged in their 30s.