Hey, im planning on living around the south island from early september this year to mid-november. I want to do a lot of the popular tracks, see fox glacier, go on lots of road trips around these national parks, etc. My question is about the weather. Can i still enjoy milford track and routeburn in November or is it similar to walking through a blizzard? Can i traverse by car in september and october or is it really icy and blizzard like conditions? everywhere i read mentions chained wheels, avalanches, etc.
I am a photographer so snow capped mountains are what im looking for, but not straight up blizzard conditions.