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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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!
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Here is a thank-you to Cairns from Passenger himself :) tell us what you thought of the show!
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The stage is set and the weather is sweet for tonight's SOLD OUT Passenger show at MMP. Share your photos in the comments below. Enjoy your night!
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A walk through the Parklands while the crew set up tonight's Passenger show.
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Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public on Saturday 21 January for the set up of the Passenger performance. The Parklands will reopen as usual on Sunday 22 January.
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To celebrate the release of their new record 'Ironbark' on Friday 3 March, The Waifs are dropping a brand new song off the album each week until its release, which you can listen to for free! Here's the second track :) Tix are selling crazy fast to their Cairns show on April 9 at Munro Martin Parklands. Grab yours now: http://bit.ly/2jKbU3r
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To celebrate the release of their new record 'Ironbark' on Friday 3 March, The Waifs are dropping a brand new song off the album each week until its release! Here's the first one :) Tix are selling fast to their Cairns show on April 9 at Munro Martin Parklands. Grab yours now: http://bit.ly/2jKbU3r
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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 Get your tix now: http://bit.ly/2jyapBj
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It's official folks - tix to Passenger in the Parklands next weekend are officially SOLD OUT! For the 2,500 lucky ticket-holders - get ready to kick start 2017 with a bang!
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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. The Waifs forged their way onto the live circuit in 1992, with hits like London Still, Lighthouse and Bridal Train breaking them into the big time. 2015 saw the release of their seventh album, emotionally raw but musically buoyant, Beautiful You, and they’re not showing signs of slowing down yet. Ironbark, to be released early March, is a tribute to us, their fans, for our involvement in their career and as the very reason they are still playing music together 25 years on. Much like the album, the concert experience will be a journey through their touring career with sets determined by fan feedback, laced with our stories and sentiments of their music. We know you love this trio Cairns, don’t miss one of the most cherished acts of our generation when they return to the Far North. SUPPORT: Garrett Kato The Waifs 25th Anniversary album “Ironbark” comprises 25 songs made up of two discs, the 14 track studio album “Ironbark” and 11 bonus songs, all recorded at the same time at Josh’s home studio, live and acoustic, a truly beautiful collection of heartfelt songs. As long time fans and supporters of The Waifs, the band would love you to have this album at this very discounted rate of $5. It is inclusive of postage and packaging. The physical album will be sent out on February 22nd, to be received on or just after the album revised release date of February 24th. Digital albums will be emailed on February 24th. N.B. CD and Digital Album Downloads MUST be purchased prior to 12pm February 22nd to be eligible for this offer. One Price Ticket $57 Ticket + CD Bundle *$62 (available until 12pm February 22nd) Ticket + Digital Album Bundle *$62 (available until 12pm February 22nd) All prices include a booking fee * By purchasing a ticket bundle, you are giving ticketLiNK permission to forward your contact details to the promoter for distribution of CD or Digital Album. 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
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+++ Tour Announcement +++ Spend an evening with ARIA award winning folk rock favourites The Waifs celebrating their 25th Anniversary and the release of a new album, Ironbark, in the beautiful botanic backdrop of Munro Martin Parklands on Sunday 9 April. Much like the album, the concert experience will be a journey through their touring career with sets determined by fan feedback, laced with our stories and sentiments of their music. We know you love this trio Cairns, don’t miss one of the most cherished acts of our generation when they return to the Far North. On sale this Friday 13 January through TicketLiNK.
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With over 2,200 tickets sold and a final 200 tickets just released - do not wait Cairns, this will sell out and soon... Passenger at Munro Martin Parklands, Saturday 21 January. Click here to secure your tix now! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ticketlink/whats-on/popular-music/passenger
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Passenger, Sat 21 January 2017 Munro Martin Parklands Tickets: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ticketlink/whats-on/popular-music/passenger With his hit single “Let Her Go” reaching a staggering one billion you tube views, UK based singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) has recently announced his 8th studio album entitled 'Young As The Morning Old As The Sea'. For almost a decade this unique troubadour has been performing his much loved one man show across the globe. From busking on street corners to playing some of the most prestigious venues and theatres throughout the world. This January and February 2017 sees him set out on a new adventure. For the first time in many years, Rosenberg will be backed by a live band. The five piece will be playing a run of dates across Australia, showcasing songs from the new record as well as breathing new life into the many Passenger classics, don’t miss out on the chance to see this very special show. 0-5 years unsuitable. All attendees must have a ticket for presentation at the gate.
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What a fabulous night on Saturday with A Cairns Christmas Carol performed by Box Jelly Theatre and Cairns Young Voices to over 1800 people. Here a some photos of the final dress rehearsal on Friday night.
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Passenger, Sat 21 January 2017 Munro Martin Parklands Tickets: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ticketlink/whats-on/popular-music/passenger With his hit single “Let Her Go” reaching a staggering one billion you tube views, UK based singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) has recently announced his 8th studio album entitled 'Young As The Morning Old As The Sea'. For almost a decade this unique troubadour has been performing his much loved one man show across the globe. From busking on street corners to playing some of the most prestigious venues and theatres throughout the world. This January and February 2017 sees him set out on a new adventure. For the first time in many years, Rosenberg will be backed by a live band. The five piece will be playing a run of dates across Australia, showcasing songs from the new record as well as breathing new life into the many Passenger classics, don’t miss out on the chance to see this very special show. 0-5 years unsuitable. All attendees must have a ticket for presentation at the gate.
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PLEASE NOTE: Munro Martin Parklands will be closed this Friday 16 December and Saturday 17 December for the set up of A Cairns Christmas Carol on Saturday 17 December. The Parklands will re-open to the public at 6am on Sunday 18 December.
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The performance of A Cairns Christmas Carol at the Munro Martin Parklands this Saturday, 17th December, is going ahead as scheduled. Due to recent wet weather we suggest you bring along a chair or something waterproof to place on the ground. Gates to the parklands will open from 5pm, and the performance will start at 7pm. • BYO Chair or blanket • BYO food/picnics and soft drinks only • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available • Food vans available • Bags will be checked at the gate • Please have your tickets ready, either printed or on your phone, with the bar code clearly visible for scanning. At the end of the evening the park gates on Sheridan, Minnie and Grafton Streets will be opened to allow for ease of exit from the park. We hope you enjoy a wonderful evening!
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Tix are selling fast to see UK based singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 21 January 2017 - don't be the one who misses out! Secure your ticket now through TicketLiNK: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ticketlink/whats-on/popular-music/passenger
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Thanks to the Cairns Post for this very festive photograph and article in today's edition all about the ultimate twisted Christmas Pantomime 'A Cairns Christmas Carol' to be staged in the Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 17 December. This hilarious and interactive pantomime is an antipodean interpretation of the Charles Dickens tale 'A Christmas Carol' and we invite you to don your Christmas hats, warm up your carolling voice and 'boo' along until Scrooge gets it right! Tix selling fast through TicketLiNK: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ticketlink/whats-on/drama/a-cairns-christmas-carol Cairns Young Voices