Plan your trip to MMP

Munro Martin Parklands MapOpening hours

  • Open 6.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except ticketed event days.
  • The gates are locked when the park is closed.
  • Please check our MMP Facebook page for the most recent status.

Performance usage

Munro Martin Parklands is Cairns’ newest premier community gathering place, complete with an outdoor performance space.  Due to the residential nature, the specific nature of the stage and the visibility the stage offers the audience, this venue is best suited to high end performing arts events.

Munro Martin Park is a space dedicated to curated events to provide culturally enriching experiences for the Cairns community. Due to its niche program, venue hire availability is limited and dependent on assessment by management to ensure performances are suitable for a curated space.

Embrace - public art sculpture

Woopen Creek based sculptor, Braham Stevens, designed the piece to withstand the harsh tropical conditions and maintain a 'timeless' character. Embrace is a nine-metre tall sculpture, made from laser-cut, heavy gauge steel and is part of a linking public artwork project which connects the Munro Martin Parklands with the James Cook University Campus. The sculpture represents the intricate relationships, cycles and connections between geology, ecology, man, time and place.


  • Limited parking surrounds MMP on Sheridan, Florence, Minnie and Grafton streets.
  • Accessible parking - there are two access parking spots on Florence Street, two on Minnie Street and one on Grafton Street.

Public transport

The central terminal is located on Lake Street opposite the Cairns City Library. Please refer to the following link or bus routes -Translink


  • There are six gates surrounding the Parklands for general admission on non-ticketed days.
  • The main entrance gate to MMP is on Florence Street, this is the only entrance for ticketed events.
  • There is one gate on Sheridan Street, two gates on Minnie Street and two public access gates on Grafton Street.


Permanent toilet facilities are located on site underneath the terraces on the Sheridan Street side and also the northern corner on the Grafton Street side.

Drinking water

Three filtered water stations are available in the park.

Terms of use:

  • Please leave the parklands as you found them so that everyone may enjoy our beautiful public venue. 
  • The parklands shall be utilised by the public in a respectful and considerate way.
  • We invite you to picnic on the lawns but please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you when you leave.
  • The park has been designed to be fully accessible.
  • Access to drinking water is available within the site.
  • No animals are allowed in the Parklands, registered assistance animals are excepted.
  • Queensland Smoking Laws do not prohibit smoking in the Parklands, except when there is a ticketed event on and in that case a DOSA (Dedicated Outdoor Smoking Area ) is established next to the Scout Hut.

More info

Is available by contacting Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: (07) 4044 3044

Last updated: 14 December 2016

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It's official Cairns, Angus and Julia Stone are SOLD OUT! Tix are selling fast for the 2018 opener event at our beautiful Parklands, Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns, on Friday 9 February - so don't miss the opportunity to witness these amazing musicians in a stunning location! Secure your spot on the picnic green here:
Almost 3,000 tickets sold Cairns! There's less than 100 tix remaining to witness the blissful magic of Angus and Julia Stone play outdoors in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands this May. This is your last chance, so book now:
Imagine a picnic on a balmy summer evening, under a tropical night sky, accompanied by family and friends singing along to your favourite songs as Neil Finn serenades you. You take a sip of wine purchased from the licensed on-site bar, crunch on some camembert cheese spread out on one of those fancy new cracker things, and take a quick glance to check up on the kids as they play amid lush tropical gardens… If you are yet to experience the magic of Cairns’ newest premier venue, Munro Martin Parklands (MMP), you’re missing out. The first show of 2018 kicks off next month, and Cairns, it’s going to be huge! Don’t miss out on witnessing Crowded House legend Neil Finn perform alongside son Liam Finn backed by an all-star band playing old treasures and new. Fri 9 Feb. Tickets on sale now via Ticketlink:
+ TOP 5 NEIL FINN SONGS AS VOTED BY YOU + Big love to everyone who entered the Neil and Liam Finn competition, so many entries, so much sentiment - the songs you voted for are giving us all the feels <3 Neil’s newest incarnation is a full musical collaboration with his son Liam Finn and lucky for us they are coming to perform it, as well as some of their faves from the family canon, live at Munro Martin Parklands next month. "Liam and I have been dreaming up this record for the last two years. We have a wonderful band assembled to bring it to the stage and are casting the net wide to bring up some old treasures for the setlist.” Neil Finn. It's not too late to nab your tickets to the hottest show in town Cairns fans - get em while you can! Tix: Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns, Friday 9 February Munro Martin Parklands
Aussie-born, Kiwi-bred and perhaps most well-known in the US, Liam Finn is a celebrated musician in his own right. He has toured the world several times over performing with the likes of Wilco, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam and The Black Keys. He’s also the son of one of the world’s finest musicians, Neil Finn (Crowded House). We think it’s time for you to get to know Liam a little better (if you don’t already), before he takes to the Munro Martin Parklands stage with Neil next month on Friday 9 February. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketlink. Call 1300 855 835 or book online:
+++ WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO NEIL & LIAM FINN +++ With their tour selling shows out across the nation (and NZ too), we don't want you to miss out on the magic of Neil and Liam Finn when they play in Cairns on Friday 9 February! The musical genes run deep in this family with Neil's newest incarnation a full musical collaboration with son Liam Finn, a musical master in his own right. Now, everybody knows Neil Finn is one of the world’s greatest song-writing treasures but what we really want to know is what would you name as your fave Neil Finn song? There are plenty to choose from with a career spanning legendary bands including Split Enz 1972-1984 and Crowded House. For your chance to WIN a double pass to see this Father/Son duo live in concert at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands, all you have to do is comment on this post the name of your all time fave Neil Finn song and tag the friend you would take with you if you won - easy finn-peasy. t&c's: The competition (Promotional Period) starts on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 4pm and ends on Friday 5 January at 4pm AEST. To enter, you must do the following during the Promotion Period: Share your fave Neil Finn song and tag one (1) Facebook friend in the comments section of this post. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid, as will entries containing expletives. The winner will be selected at random and this decision will be final. The winner will be announced on Friday 5 January 2018. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Shout out to the MMP fans. The Munro Martin Parklands Facebook page has just ticked over to 4,000 likes! We love you too <3 Since opening the gates in August 2016 we have loved bringing you some of the best in home grown and international acts including Kate Miller-Heidke, Passenger and The Waifs. Not to mention productions by The Royal Ballet, Opera Australia, Soweto Gospel Choir, The World Famous Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Queensland Ballet, DJUKI MALA, Opera Queensland, Circa Contemporary Circus, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and the annual Christmas Pantomimes! 2018 is shaping up to be another fantastic year of entertainment in the Parklands with Neil and Liam Finn performing on Friday 9 February and Angus and Julia Stone on Friday 4 May. Tickets still available but be quick!
Munro Martin Parklands will be open usual hours, 6am – 8:30pm, throughout the Christmas break for all to enjoy. To book tickets and see what’s happening at MMP in 2018 visit: Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season.
FAMILY FUN | 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Sat 16 Dec, from 5pm. From selfies with Santa, to fun themed-activities for the kids, there's hours of family fun to be had at the Panto in the Parklands. From 5pm enjoy roving entertainment and themed activities for the kids, plus take selfies with Santa himself! After the Panto you can get up, dance and take photos with the cast, as well as sing Christmas carols with Cairns Young Voices. All in celebration of the spirit of Christmas, this is a wonderfully festive, family event not to be missed. Family passes (2 adults & 2 children) are only $42 and can be purchased at the gate from 5pm.
"We're making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out who's naughty & nice... Pantomine is coming to town!!" The Christmas Panto of the year is almost here Cairns! This Saturday, 16 December, the magical Christmas tale 'Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to life in the picturesque Munro Martin Parklands. You can secure a family pass (2 adults & 2 children) for just $42! Call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835, or book online now:
+++ CLOSURE NOTICE +++ Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Tuesday 12 December for the production of Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig taking place on Sat 16 Dec. The Parklands will reopen at 2pm on Monday 18 December. Get your tickets from Ticketlink now
And the lucky winners of our Family Pass giveaway to next weekend's Panto in the Parklands are... Doreen Deede and Anna Radzimska! Never fear if you missed out, we have a special Family Pass price of just $42 for 2 adult & 2 children (that's a savings of $10.50). So don't delay, treat the family to some delightful festive cheer this Christmas. Tickets through Ticketlink:
+++ CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY +++ We’re giving away 2 family passes to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig’ taking place on Saturday 16 December. Be quick, competition closes this Friday, 8 December at midday! To enter simply: - like our page (Munro Martin Parklands) - share this post - tag three friends in the comments below Winners announced Friday 8 December 2017. ____________________________________________________ T&Cs The competition (Promotional Period) starts on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 2pm AEST and ends on Friday 8 December 2017 at 12pm (midday) AEST. To enter, you must do the following during the Promotion Period: Like the official Munro Martin Parklands Facebook page, share this post, and tag at least three (3) Facebook friend in the comments section of this post. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid, as will entries containing expletives. The winners will be selected at random and this decision will be final. The winners will be announced on Friday 8 December 2017. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
+++ ON SALE NOW +++ Neil Finn and son Liam Finn in the Parklands! Be quick Cairns, this will be another fast-selling show! Call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835 or book online now:
+++ ON SALE MONDAY 4 DECEMBER, 9AM AEST +++ Neil and Liam Finn | Friday 9 February 2018, Munro Martin Parklands Neil Finn is one of the world’s greatest song-writing treasures. Ever on the cusp of creative innovation, Finn’s musical genes run deep into the family line. His latest album was co-produced with his son Liam Finn and recorded live in front of an online audience. Finn’s newest incarnation is a full musical collaboration with Liam. "Liam and I have been dreaming up this record for the last two years. We have a wonderful band assembled to bring it to the stage and are casting the net wide to bring up some old treasures for the setlist,” comments Neil Finn. More info:
+++ ON SALE NOW +++ Do not hesitate Cairns, this show will sell fast! Call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835 or book online now to secure your tix: Currently playing to full houses in the US, following a sold out European and UK tour, Angus and Julia Stone announce the extension of their 2018 Australian metro dates to a huge nationwide run through regional centres, stopping in to Cairns in May 2018. Joining them on the road as special guest is powerhouse Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon, with her bold vocals and beautiful guitar tones.
+++ ON SALE 9AM, MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2017 +++ In the wake of their 2017 dates selling out in record time, ARIA Award winners Angus and Julia Stone have announced a 2018 Australian tour, and Cairns, we made their calendar! Crisp and fresh as the Snow that frames their latest record, new singles ‘Chateau’ and ‘Snow’ seep slowly and beautifully into our national consciousness. The softly spoken siblings fourth studio effort is shooting up the charts with a huge ARIA debut at #2, a feature album on triple j and over 9 million streams collectively between the two lead singles on Spotify. Having grown up coated in the sun soaked sand of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Angus & Julia Stone are no strangers to the delights of an Australian summer. Their tunes have always carried that unmistakable sepia glare to them; sending Angus’ smooth alto and Julia’s more wistful soprano into the top 10 of the ARIA charts for all four of their records to date. ‘Big Jet Plane’, ‘Heart Beats Slow’, ‘And The Boys’ and many more have made the jump from festival favourites to bona fide classics. Now is your chance to see all of your new favourite songs live, but you'll have to get in quick - this show will sell fast. Tickets, $64.90 / Children 0-12 Free (must have ticket). [Rated G] Officially on sale 9am [QLD time], Monday 27 November through Ticketlink. More info: