Missing hiker walks out of Tararua Forest Park

A hiker missing in Taraua Forest Park in the the Wairarapa and Wellington/Kapiti regions has walked out of the bush.

New Zealand native bush (file picture). Source:

The man was reported overdue from a day hike about 6.30pm yesterday evening.

Police said the man is now "safe and well".

The news comes after a LandSAR team and dog units, along with helicopters, searched for the man.