Update 12.30pm:Three people found at Masseys Creek on Thursday morning after going missing overnight became stranded after their car got bogged.
Police said the trio was travelling along a bush track in a Holden Commodore when it became stuck in the Allyn River area.
The youngest of the three people –who was travelling with her parents –tried to free the vehicle but couldn’t do so, so they slept in the car.
Police said all three people would leave the area with family on Thursday and would not need hospital treatment.
Update 11.26am:Search crews have found three people missing north-west of Dungog, police say.
Fairfax Media understands the trio was located in the Allyn River area just before 11.30am on Thursday.
Police say early reports indicate all three are unharmed.
Earlier:A search is underway for three people missing north-west of Dungog.
Police have been told a 75-year-old man and two women, aged 44 and 70, left their home in Cardiff about 11am on Wednesday to drive to a property in the Upper Allyn River area, about 45 kilometresnorth-west of Dungog.
When they failed to arrive home, family members began searching for them about 8pm.
Police from Central Hunter Local Area Command were alerted a short time later.
An extensive search of surrounding roads and camping grounds continued throughout the night; however, there has been no sign of the three at this time.
The search resumed on Thursday morningand involves local police, assisted by police riding trail bikes, and SES volunteers.
75yo man & two women, 44 &70, missing north-west of Dungog in silver 2004 C’dore sedan AG16KU call Triple Zero (000) https://t.co/Qa8zmJP9mA
— NSW Police (@nswpolice) May 17, 2017