Kayaker missing off Great Barrier Island

11:20 am on 12 November 2019

A search and rescue operation is under way for a kayaker missing off Great Barrier Island, north of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Great Barrier Island, looking down onto Orama's Bay.

Great Barrier Island (file photo). Photo: 123RF

Authorities were alerted just before 9pm yesterday when the woman had not returned as expected.

A search and rescue operation by the coastguard, police eagle helicopter and Land Search and Rescue teams resumed this morning.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter spotted what may be a kayak on rocks off Great Barrier Island but there was no sign of the person.