By Kylie Stevens and Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 23:42 BST, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 23:42 BST, 21 May 2019
A massive search for a model who went missing after a dance party in the Hunter Valley cost a whopping $30,000 and meant police could not respond to other jobs, it has been revealed.
Kate Delaney, 23, was found at a remote property on Tuesday, almost 36 hours after she vanished from a house dance party in the Howes Valley area without her shoes or phone just before 2am on Monday.
Worried friends raised the alarm after Ms Delaney, from Sydney's north shore, failed to arrive home.
Sydney model Kate Delaney (pictured) was found on a remote property in the NSW Hunter Valley almost 36 hours she vanished from a dance party
Following an extensive search that began at sunrise on Tuesday, the PolAir helicopter located Ms Delaney who was wandering around barefoot and wearing a red sarong 2.5