A GROUP of 14 bushwalkers, 11 of them children, were rescued after becoming lost in the Bungonia State Conservation Area on Thursday.
Police responded to reports about the missing group at 7pm on Thursday.
The bushwalkers became lost after getting separated from a larger group while walking on a track below Adam Point Lookout.
The group of bushwalkers consisted of 11 children, aged between 11 and 17, and three adults.
Police from Goulburn Local Area Command and the Rescue Squad conducted a search of the area throughout the night with temperatures dropping to minus one degree Celsius.
Twelve of the missing bushwalkers were located by police rescue personnel and led to safety where they were later examined and cleared of any injury by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.
Two more bushwalkers were located stranded on the walking track, however, attempts to winch them to safety had to be stopped due to the dangerous terrain.
At 2am Friday, police rescue returned to the track and located the remaining two bushwalkers before walking them out of the area and to safety.