4 May 2017

Missing Israeli tourist found

5:26 pm on 4 May 2017

An Israeli man missing on the South Island's West Coast has been found, after spending two days in a national park.

Two kayakers paddle on the Porarari River and enjoy the jungle in Paparoa National Park on February 10, 2016 in Punakaiki, New Zealand.

Porarari River in the Paparoa National Park. Photo: AFP

Police said the 40-year-old man entered the Paparoa National Park, near Westport, on Tuesday morning.

He turned up in the carpark about 3.30pm today, and was now having a medical check-up.

The area has had strong south-westerly winds and rain, as well as near freezing temperatures.