The Indian tramper who was killed while hiking on Mount Tongariro has been named.
He was 54-year-old Sateesh Babu Halehally-Chikkanna.
Mr Halehally-Chikkanna's body was found by rescue crews yesterday.
He had become separated from his group on Monday.
Taupo Search and Rescue coordinator senior constable Barry Shepherd said yesterday was a tough day for the family, searchers and local iwi.
"We have a very tight-knit search and rescue community here in the central North Island and Mr Halehally-Chikkanna's death saddens us all personally," he said.
Mr Shepherd had some important advice for trampers to prevent further deaths.
"Stay as a group, keep an eye on the weather, be prepared to turn back and wear appropriate clothing," he said.
Police said the coroner would determine the cause of death.