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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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 tomorrow's 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:
"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: "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:
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:
"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:
“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: