Police confirm two trampers missing at the Pinnacles at Wairarapa's Cape Palliser have been found safe and well.
Senior Sergeant Murray Johnston, who has been co-ordinating the Wairarapa Land SAR search, says the women were well-equipped for a day trip and their emergency clothing kept them comfortable and warm overnight.
"Both women had extra polypropylene clothing and coats, so they were sufficiently prepared and comfortable overnight when they took a wrong turn and became lost."
Senior Sergeant Johnston says the women found their way to Cape Palliser Road near the washpool stream after spending the night in a trampers hut. Police are speaking with them to establish their movements.
Senior Sergeant Johnston says information about the women's movements will be forwarded to the Department of Conservation.