In mid October we will be traveling from Kaikoura to Manapouri (in one day hopefully!) and am not sure of the best route. Unless I hear otherwise I plan to journey down hwy 1 to hwy 82 (at Studholme junction) . I will follow that to hwy 83 to hwy 8 to hwy 6 at cromwell. Then to hwy 97 then hwy 94 to Manapouri. I am concerned about doing this in one day. What do you think? We will tentively plan on returning to Christchurch using hwy 94 to hwy 1 through Dunedin. Again what do you think? Thank you very much (in advance) for your input.