High country hikers located

POLICE have located two missing hikers who failed to return from a planned three-day hike Sunday afternoon.

The hikers were located around 2pm Monday on Monfries Track by a local SES crew.

The condition of the hikers is not known and it is expected to take some time for the pair to be walked out of the area. They are believed to be safe and well.

The 58-year-old man and 77-year-old woman were due back at the Mountain Creek Rd camping area in Tawonga, near Mount Beauty, Sunday afternoon.