Female kayaker found alive after being reported overdue off Great Barrier Island

Source: Te Karere

A female kayaker who went missing off Great Barrier Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf has been found alive.

The person was kayaking off the island and had not returned when she was expected to, police told 1 NEWS.

Police were notified of the missing person at 8.55pm yesterday.

"It appears the kayaker became separated from her kayak and paddle, but was able to make her way safely back to shore and the area she departed from," the spokeswoman said today.