A man in his 20s has been winched to safety after falling down a cliff at Doctors Rocks near Wynyard last night.
The rescue helicopter was dispatched as the location was considered too dangerous for a land-based rescue.
He was flown to hospital with an ankle injury.
It was busy 24 hours for the chopper after being sent to two groups of walkers who had activated their personal locator beacons in the Eldon Range, between Queenstown and Lake St Clair.
Difficult conditions and terrain had seen them separated.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old hiker on the Overland Track had to be airlifted home after injuring his knee.