Hikers safe and well

A GROUP of 10 hikers who were lost in the Bogong High Plains area have been found safe and well.

The group, which included five adults and five children, set out from Youngs Hut about lunchtime Saturday.

It is believed they walked along Youngs Top Walking Track for about five hours before contacting emergency services about 6pm Saturday night.

SES personnel, local police, police on off road motorcycles and Parks Victoria located the hikers at Palings Spur just before 6pm Sunday, about 2km south of the intended track.