A family with a baby believed to be missing at a Victorian national park have been found safe and well a day after they failed to return from a planned hiking trip.
Emergency crews were searching on Friday morning for four adults and a six-month-old baby who were believed to have set off Thursday at 11am on a day trip to the Grampians National Park, west of Melbourne, police said.
The group, who reportedly left from a Hamilton address, planned to spend the day at the national park. A relative raised the alarm when they did not return home later that day to the meal left in the slow cooker.
The family was found near the Victoria Valley Airport in the Grampians.
They told rescuers the silver Nissan Navara duel-cab utility they were travelling in became bogged at Moora Moora Reservoir during Thursday's wet weather.
After sleeping in their vehicle overnight the family walked about 10 kilometres before a Parks Victoria field service officer spotted them about at 11.40am.
The family thanked those who assisted in the search.
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