Pair spend cold night lost in Waikato bush

  • 31/08/2015

A 51-year-old woman and a nine-year-old girl have spent a cold night in Waikato bush after getting lost.

The pair, from South Africa, left for a walk in Pureora Forest Park, west of Lake Taupo, about 2pm yesterday.

They had two dogs with them, a jack russell and a poodle, and were not prepared for a night in the bush, police say.

Searchers found the pair about 5am today in good condition.

The weather overnight was foggy and cold, but not freezing, police said.