A kayaker missing near Rotorua has been found safe after spending a night tied to a tree, police say.
Emergency services were notified the 17-year-old man was missing near Okere Falls on Saturday evening.
Police on Sunday said he had been found about 6.30am "safe and well".
"[He] exited the river yesterday after realising he wouldn't be able to make his way out of Gnarly Gorge in the water," a spokesperson said.
"He climbed up the bank, and tied himself to a tree to await rescue."
Police commended the kayaker's actions, saying he had done "all the right things".