Going to be in Wanaka and Queenstown in the heart of winter (Mid August this year) and wanted to do a couple of one day hikes while I'm there. So far I've looked online and people say the viability depends on the avalanche conditions and what the department of conservation (doc) advises on the weather conditions closer to the day itself. But I was wondering what it's like to do a trail in winter? Assuming good visibility could I do one of those day hikes that it says takes 1.5 hours or 4-6 hours to do? https://www.newzealand.com/au/queenstown+walking-and-hiking/ https://www.newzealand.com/au/lake-wanaka+walking-and-hiking/ Also if I'm hiking for a coupla hours in the snow will I need to buy specialised shoes or are snowboarding shoes okay?