A search is underway for a Dutch tourist who has been reported missing by friends in Golden Bay.
The 26-year old was last seen on Saturday morning when he said he was going for a walk on the Hilltop Track in the Wharariki Beach area.
He has not been seen since. The alarm was raised when he did not arrive at a planned dinner last night.
There was heavy rain in the area and police have concerns for the man's welfare as he had no outdoor gear with him.
When he was last seen, the man was wearing a red t-shirt and shorts and had bare feet.
He is described as having long hair tied back in a pony tail.