Police are concerned for the wellbeing of an overdue tourist tramping near the Lewis Pass.
British man Andy Wyatt, believed to be about 24-years-old, was walking the Te Araroa Trail between Nelson Lakes and Boyle River.
He was last seen at Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park about December 13.
Wyatt was due to pick up a food package at Boyle settlement near the Lewis Pass on Monday, but did not arrive.
Senior constable Phil Simmonds said police and Land Search and Rescue were checking huts on the trail today.
Wyatt might have left the area without contacting the food pick-up centre.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Christchurch police on 03 363 7400 urgently.
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