TWO people believed to have been lost in bushland near Narrabri at the weekend have been found safe and well.
A 38-year-old woman and 22-year-old man were reported missing on Saturday near Kaputar National Park.
The pair was believed to have been in the parkland, 30km from Boggabri, since Thursday.
Police said it wasn't until Saturday they were alerted to their disappearance when a man, who had been with them, managed to make it to a nearby property and contact police.
A NSW Police spokesman said initial "grave concerns" for the welfare of the pair prompted a large scale search involving the Pol-Air helicopter, local officers, SES crews and Volunteer Rescue Association members.
Inspector John Ridley, of Narrabri police, said a command post was set up in a property at Maules Creek.
A farmer found the 38-year-old woman on the Barraba side of the Kaputar Range late yesterday.
Police reported the woman was suffering scratches and bruises.
The 22-year-old man was found in Upper Maules Creek by the police helicopter about 12.30am today.
Insp Ridley said the man appeared to be in a better condition than the woman, and said he had survived by drinking water from dams in the area.
Police are still investigating why the trio was in the national parkland, but Inspector Ridley described them as "lucky" to be found.
"It was a good result," he said.