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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+++ 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: http://bit.ly/2zWM2GC
"We just wanted to give Cairns an event that's warm and celebratory and displays all the nice things about Christmas," 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Director Rachel Terry spoke with Tropic Now ahead of next month's hugely anticipated Pantomime in the Parklands [Sat 16 Dec]. Tickets are selling fast Cairns, get yours now via Ticketlink: http://bit.ly/2y5GZSy "Bring along your picnic rug, there will roaming theatre happening throughout the parklands from 5pm, and selfies with Santa."
+ Pantomime in the Parklands now on sale! + ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! When Santa's Naughty or Nice list goes missing it's up to a sassy girl, a beat boxing mouse and an Elf-B-I agent to help save Christmas. Staged in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands, this magical story will bring a twinkle to your eye and the delight of Christmas to your heart. From the same company that brought us last year's A Cairns Christmas Carol, Box Jelly Theatre Co, and choral work by Cairns Young Voices, join us for an enchanting festive treat for anyone who believes in the joy of Christmas. So get your family, friends and a picnic together and experience a tropical Christmas under the starry night sky. ---- Cairns Regional Council presents A Box Jelly Theatre Co. production 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Inc. ---- - BYO blankets or chairs - BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only - Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available - Food available for purchase Saturday 16 December 2017, gates open 5pm, show starts 7pm Munro Martin Parklands. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2y5GZSy
Munro Martin Parklands will be closed on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October, re-opening at midday on Wednesday 1 November. A Community Reflection will be held at Munro Martin Parklands on Tuesday 31 October in support of the families of the Cairns-based crew of slug vessel, FV Dianne. Gates will open at 5.30pm with the service to start at 6pm. The service, to be conducted by Police Chaplain Doug Foster, will include a candle-lighting ceremony to represent the hope and solidarity of the community. This is an alcohol-free event. Bottled water will be available. All members of the public are invited to attend.
Due to The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Dance By Twilight 75th Anniversary event, the Munro Martin Parklands will be closed from Friday 20th October and will reopen at 6am Monday 23 October. It's not too late to secure your tickets to see one of the greatest big bands of the 1940’s. This will be a concert spectacular with 24 musicians, singers and dancers direct from the USA on the Munro Martin Parklands stage! The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform all their great classic hits… Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and songs from the repertoire from the Andrew Sisters. The concert will also feature sensational dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers. The unforgettable music of the 1940’s, from the Golden era of Swing. “An evening of nostalgia… unforgettable music… an absolutely brilliant concert…” The Australian Stage. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Saturday 21 October, Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: http://bit.ly/2ztY3D2
"A wonderful opportunity at one of the most beautiful venues in the tropical north..." - Classic Hits 4CA Breakfast announcer Murray Jones had a chat to the musical director of The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra ahead of their arrival in Cairns this coming weekend - Sat 21 October. This is a concert spectacular not to be missed. Book your tickets now through Ticketlink. Call 1300 855 835, visit the box office, or book online: http://bit.ly/2zd2122
“An evening of nostalgia… unforgettable music… an absolutely brilliant concert…” The Australian Stage. One of the greatest big bands of the 1940’s, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is returning to Cairns on Saturday 21 October! This will be a concert spectacular with 24 musicians, singers and dancers direct from the USA on the Munro Martin Parklands stage! To book, call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835, visit the box office, or book online: http://ticketlink.com.au/ticketlinkEvents/popular-music/the-glenn-miller-orchestra-dance-by-twilight-75th-anniversary-tour
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the busiest 'Big Band' in the world, touring up to 48 weeks each year, which is about 4-5 shows per week! Munro Martin Parklands are proud to host this concert spectacular on Saturday 21 October 2017. Featuring 24 musicians, singers and dancers direct from the USA for one night only! Don't miss out Cairns. Call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835, or secure your tickets online: http://bit.ly/2xUMy7g
The history of The Glenn Miller Orchestra dates back to the 1940s where the legend remains that in 1944, Glenn Miller took his band to Great Britain and performed for the troops and played on radio broadcasts during WWII. On December 15th that same year, Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, and was never seen again... Today, the Glenn Miller Orchestra band lives on, and in 2003 Miller posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Don't miss one of the greatest big bands to have ever graced a stage - this will be a concert spectacular with 24 musicians, singers and dancers direct from the USA on the Munro Martin Parklands stage! The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Dance By Twilight 75th Anniversary Tour. One night only. Saturday 21 October. Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: http://bit.ly/2xe4SJD
Due to Cairns Festival''s and Circa Contemporary Circus' event 'Troppo', the Munro Martin Parklands will be closed from Wednesday 30 August and will reopen at 6am on Monday 4 September. It's not too late to secure your tickets to catch an evening of world class entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. Circa invite you into their daring new acrobatic world... Colourful and energetic, funny yet insightful, Troppo is full of wonder, comic misadventures and circus, mixed together like a good cocktail – with a dash of panache and the desire to please. An explosively fun beach party that will appeal to the whole family! Circa - Troppo, Saturday 2 September. Tix: http://bit.ly/2f6FaAn
Happy birthday Munro Martin Parklands! It's hard to believe that MMP was opened one year ago today. Mayor Manning says: Munro Martin Parklands has been transformed from an unloved, under-used, eye sore to a venue that the people of Cairns can be proud of." If you need an excuse to visit the amazing Jade vine (below) and vibrant orange Flame of the Forest are in bloom. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/mmp1year
Since 2004 Circa Contemporary Circus has been at the frontier of new circus – creating powerful works of circus art that challenge, thrill and delight. Featuring an ensemble of multi-skilled circus artists, Circa’s award-winning works have been seen in 39 countries across six continents, and by over one million audience members world-wide. Don't miss this award winning act when the take over the Munro Martin Parklands stage presenting their new show TROPPO as part of the 2017 Cairns Festival on Saturday 2 September. Tickets selling now through Ticketlink. Phone 1300 855 835 or book online: http://bit.ly/2tP3k4Q