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.

Parking

  • 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 translink.com.au/cairns

Entrances

  • 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.

Toilets

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
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 14 December 2016

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8 months ago, Munro Martin Parklands welcomed one of the world's greatest vocal ensembles, the four time Grammy Award winning, Soweto Gospel Choir, as part of the 2016 Cairns Festival. Their soaring harmonies proved a truly moving and unforgettable experience and all who witnessed the performance would agree it was a soul-lifting explosion of musical passion. This clip of their rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' was recorded on that extraordinary night and uploaded online to share with the world, and has now reached over half a million views. What a beautiful keepsake of a spectacular evening. Enjoy <3
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9 months on from the opening of the Parklands... just look how they've flourished <3 Munro Martin Parklands is open to the public from 6am to 8.30pm, seven days a week (except on ticketed event days). Want to know which events are coming up? Click here for more: http://bit.ly/2jdY1K5
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Our stunning Munro Martin Parklands has been named among the 2017 Far North’s most outstanding architecture projects for the past year!
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Where it all began for DJUKI MALA! Since their 2007 clip of ‘Zorba the Greek’ went viral, they’ve been consistently thrilling audiences with reinterpretations of popular culture and traditional dances in a way that juxtaposes contemporary Yolngu culture. Cairns our turn is coming! See the famous DJUKI MALA perform at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 15 July. Don't miss this show Cairns, it's an experience that will stay with you long after the dancers have left the stage! Tix: http://bit.ly/2nI1tvv Stay up to date with the event by selecting 'going' to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184634318711453/
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Experience a comic masterpiece brought to life by the magic of Mozart's exquisite compositions under a tropical night sky at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands. Opera Australia's The Marriage of Figaro will show you the meaning of genius with 'un-endingly brilliant music', (Michael Gow, Director). It's 'colourful, fun and accessible' (Robert Kemp, Designer). Don't miss this 'witty, fast-paced, beautiful to look at' (Gow) production when it is performed for one show only Saturday 29 July, gates open 5pm, show starts 7pm. Tix: http://bit.ly/2nl85zR
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A few snaps from last night's gorgeous gig in Munro Martin Parklands - an amazing evening spent with The Waifs celebrating the 25th Anniversary. <3
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What a truly stunning Sunday afternoon in the Parklands being serenaded by The Waifs! We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather and it was lovely seeing so many families enjoying themselves. We want to hear your thoughts if you attended the show yesterday; did you enjoy the evening?
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Djuki Mala, Biddigal Dance and Deline Briscoe Saturday 15 July Munro Martin Parklands To stay up to date with event information, click 'going' on this event page: Djuki Mala, Biddigal Dance and Deline Briscoe Cairns Regional Council present an evening of dance and music, 40,000 years in the making. Headlined by YouTube sensations DJUKI MALA, with performances by local dance collective Biddigal Performing Arts and singer-songwriter Deline Briscoe Music, this will be an unparalleled night of storytelling and connection. Tix: http://bit.ly/2nI1tvv
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The Waifs at sunset on a beautiful tropical Cairns night! How perfect is this? Let us know.
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A beautiful afternoon at Munro Martin Parklands with a full house about to watch The Waifs.
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Please note the running schedule is: Gates open 4pm, Support (Garrett Kato) 5pm, The Waifs 6pm - 8.30pm (approximately).
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+++ SELL OUT ALERT +++ Tickets to see An Evening With The Waifs | 25 Anniversary Tour are almost sold out! Get your tickets online as there will not be any tickets available at the gate on Sunday 9 April. Tix: http://bit.ly/2lpx4Us
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Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm on Saturday 8 April for the set up of The Waifs performance. The Parklands will reopen at 6am on Monday 10 April.
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Cairns Regional Council present an evening of dance and music, 40,000 years in the making. Headlined by YouTube sensations DJUKI MALA, with performances by local dance collective Biddigal Performing Arts and singer-songwriter Deline Briscoe Music, this will be an unparalleled night of storytelling and connection. Direct from North-East Arnhem Land, indigenous dance troupe, the infectious Djuki Mala, fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, thrilling crowds with a show that is a marvel of both comic timing and a hefty dose of heart and soul. Always exuberant, their appearances at major festivals and events in China, Canada and Europe, offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia. Providing performance opportunities to indigenous performers aged 11-25 years based in Cairns, Biddigal create, choreograph and perform their traditional stories through theatrical presentations. Biddigal artists invite audiences to experience the culmination of their fierce passion to share their culture and personal exploration of their heritage. A strong Yalanji woman hailing from FNQ, Deline Briscoe’s soulful, tasty songs tell intoxicating stories that empower and inspire all who see her perform live. Having worked alongside prolific Australian artists including Archie Roach and The Black Arm Band, you will feel her deep connection to spirit and the land when you hear Deline sing in her mother tongue. Please note: * BYO blankets or low level chairs * BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only * Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available * Food available for purchase An official Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Satellite event. Adult $31.50 Senior $21 Gov Benefit Holder $21 Youth (12 - 15 yrs) $21 0 - 11 years of age free (ticket required) Price includes booking fee. All attendees must have a ticket for presentation and scanning at the gate, including young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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+++ ON SALE NOW +++ Cairns Regional Council present an evening of dance and music, 40,000 years in the making. Headlined by YouTube sensations DJUKI MALA, with performances by local dance collective Biddigal Performing Arts and singer-songwriter Deline Briscoe Music, this will be an unparalleled night of storytelling and connection. An official satellite event of the 2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Saturday 15 July, Munro Martin Parklands Tix: http://bit.ly/2nI1tvv
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Experience Opera Australia’s delightful comic masterpiece of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro under the tropical night sky at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands. Follow the adventures of a household over one crazy day; Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters — Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun! In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after? Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created this brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of Cairns children will accompany some of Opera Australia's finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music. Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra. Please note: * BYO blankets or low level chairs * BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only * Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available * Food available for purchase Times Gates open 5:00pm | Show starts 7:00pm Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes Interval: 20 minutes Prices Adult $42 (16 yrs+) Family $112.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children - Must select 4 tickets) Babes in arms 0–3 Free Child 4-15 yrs $36.75 Tertiary Students $36.75 Senior Card Holder $36.75 Government Concession Card Holder $36.75 Group 10+ $36.75 per ticket Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.
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+++ ON SALE NOW +++ Experience Opera Australia’s delightful comic masterpiece of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro under the tropical night sky at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands! Follow the adventures of a household over one crazy day; Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters — Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun! Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra. One performance only - Saturday 29 July, gates open 5pm, show starts 7pm. Tix: http://bit.ly/2nl85zR
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Hurry Cairns, less than 200 tix remaining to witness The Waifs perform in our beautiful Parklands next month, Sunday 9 April. Call ticketLiNK on 1300 855 835 or book online to avoid missing out: http://bit.ly/2lpx4Us
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What a wonderful week for The Waifs who just landed their first #1 ARIA Album Of The Week with their brand new record 'Ironbark'! We can't wait to host these Aussie sweethearts in our beautiful Munro Martin Parklands next month, April 9. Tix are well on their way to selling out, so if you're still thinking about it, don't even hestitate. Book now: http://bit.ly/2jyapBj Support: Garrett Kato
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How green we are looking now! What a great shot of Munro Martin Parklands. Tell us what you like about the new parklands.
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To celebrate the release of their new record 'Ironbark', The Waifs are dropping a brand new song off the album each week until its release on March 3, and you can listen to it for FREE! Track seven: 'Take Me To Town' available now. The Waifs have just announced their support acts for their 25th Anniversary Tour with Garrett Kato supporting them at the Munro Martin Parklands performance in Cairns on April 9. Tix are selling super fast, grab yours now to avoid disappointment: http://bit.ly/2jKbU3r
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Cairns - Attention all The Waifs fans don't hesitate to get your tickets as we are heading for another sell out at Munro Martin Parklands. We are also excited to announce Garrett Kato as support. This will be another beautiful night in the Parklands on Sunday 9 April. Get your tix now: http://bit.ly/2jyapBj BYO blankets or low level chairs. BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only. Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available. Food available for purchase. Gates open 4pm, Support Act 5pm, Show 6pm - 8.30pm (approx) - it finishes up nice and early for a school/work night :)
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CAIRNS - Spend an evening with ARIA award winning folk rock favourites The Waifs. Celebrate their 25th Anniversary and the release of a new album, Ironbark, in the beautiful botanic backdrop of Munro Martin Parklands, Sunday 9 April. - TIX ARE SELLING FAST this will be another sell out. Support by Garrett Kato Get your tix now: http://bit.ly/2jyapBj
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Mike aka Passenger was so taken by the beautiful scenery during a visit to Fitzroy Island, he recorded his new song there while he was up in the Far North for his sold out show at Munro Martin Parklands!!! We are glad you loved our little neck of the woods as much as we loved having you!