Two mountain bikers who spent a wet night in the bush near Wellington are safe.
Police said that at about 8.30pm the men, aged 31 and 50, reported that they were lost in the Rimutaka Ranges and needed to be rescued.
A police helicopter went out to look for the pair but bad weather disrupted the search.
The men walked out of the bush at Boar Bush Gully this morning.
Police said they were hungry after spending the night with no food or camping gear.