A helicopter was called in to rescue a couple from the cliffs at Dudley after they found themselves stranded on Thursday afternoon.
The Westpac lifesaver helicopter was called to the area shortly before 4pm, lowering a rescuer to where the two bushwalkers had become stranded at Redhead Bluff.
The aircraft was called from Sydney because the Hunter-based Westpac rescue helicopter was occupied on another job.
It is understood neither was seriously injured but they had become unable to climb either up or down from their position.
Winds of up to 40km/h made the operation on the exposed outcrop a tricky task for the aerial rescue team.
The couple, who were in the presence of Fire and Rescue NSW officers, were winched onboard and flown to nearby paramedics.