Walkers rescued from Tas track

Caroline Schelle

Two walkers have been airlifted from the Tasmanian wilderness after they became stuck due to poor weather.

The pair activated their emergency beacons in the Lake St Clair-Cradle Mountain National Park on Saturday afternoon after a weather change which included snow.

They were airlifted from a hut back to Cradle Mountain Information Centre about 11.15am on Sunday, Tasmania Police confirmed.

"It was fortunate that another party of two, well prepared bushwalkers completing the Overland Track were able to offer support and shelter for the other party of two until assistance arrived," a police statement read.

The two walkers who activated their beacons had moderate hypothermia when rangers found them and were escorted to Windermere Hut to spend Saturday night.

The supporting party will remain in the area and will complete their walk out on Monday.

People have been urged to be aware of changes at the popular track and to be prepared for changing conditions.