The bridge has two operating schedules, one for summer and one for winter.
The summer schedule begins when daylight saving begins in September and finishes when daylight saving ends in April.
In 2023, summer hours will end on 2 April 2023. They will start again on 24 September 2023 and will end 7 April 2024.
In 2024, summer hours start on 29 September 2024 and will end 6 April 2025.
Summer operating hours
- Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
The winter schedule begins when daylight saving ends in April and finishes when daylight saving starts in September.
In 2023, winter hours will start on 2 April 2023 and end on 23 September 2023.
In 2024, winter hours start on 7 April 2024 and will end 29 September 2024.
Winter operating hours
- Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Te Matau a Pohe lifting time changes
The lifting times at Te Matau a Pohe will be changing to fit better with changes to the peak road traffic time.
From 1 March the bridge will be closed to boats for a bit longer at peak times to allow faster clearing of heavier road traffic.