A family of five have been located by rescuers after becoming stranded on a cliff on the NSW Central Coast but have had to spend the night outdoors.

Emergency services received a call at about 6:15pm on Sunday evening following reports that two adults and three children, aged 12, 15 and 17, had become stranded during a bush walk.

Police have said that the high tide made the path that the group walked along inaccessible, leaving them stranded on a cliff with barely any supplies.

A multi-agency rescue operation was commenced but officers from Brisbane Water Police District, Marine Area Command, PolAir, Fire and Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service and the Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.

They were eventually located and a group of rescuers made their way through the dense bushland to access the group and provide them with supplies to help them make it through the night.

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It’s believed that no one was injured during the ordeal. The group will be rescued once daylight hits this morning.

NSW Police Media