Rescued bushwalker survived on '8 sultanas a day'

  • 27/05/2016
Lamington National Park (Getty)
Lamington National Park (Getty)

Police say a bushwalker who went missing for six days in the Gold Coast Hinterland survived on eight sultanas a day.

The 58-year-old disappeared on Saturday and found his way out of Lamington National Park on Thursday morning.

Inspector Mike Dowdy told ABC News the man had limited rations with him.

"He took a small container of sultanas, three sandwiches and three 600ml bottles of water.

"He ate the sandwiches on Saturday night. Since Sunday he's been living on eight sultanas a day."

The man walked out of the rain forest to a nearby farmhouse on around 10am, when emergency services were called.

Queensland Ambulance spokesperson Adrian Tong said when they arrived, the man was in good spirits.

"He had very minor cuts and grazes to his legs and to his arms...otherwise in very good condition."

More than 60 people were involved in the search, including 10 professional hikers.