Munro Martin Parklands


PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm on Wednesday 19 September and will reopen on the morning of Tuesday 25 September at 6.30am. This closure is due to the set up and performance of The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour on Saturday 22 September. Tickets are available from www.ticketlink.com.au

More than a year in the making, the newly redeveloped Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) opened to the public on Sunday 14 August 2016.

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns' newest community gathering place complete with an outdoor performance space. The Parklands boast tropical plantings, vine covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza to encourage passive, casual use of the facility.

The venue is also equipped to host a wide range of shows and since its opening in August 2016 performances have ranged from Queensland Opera’s Barber of Seville, to the new circus of Circa, Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir and the contemporary music of Passenger.

Survey results indicated very high community satisfaction with 99% happy with the new venue and 94% satisfied with their overall experience at the event.

Munro Martin Parklands is open to the public from 6am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except on ticketed event days.

Weather

If rain is forecast on an event day please ensure you dress accordingly and bring a raincoat. Umbrellas are allowed in the venue but are not to be used during the performance as it blocks the view of other patrons.

PLEASE NOTE: Rain ponchos will no longer be provided at events at Munro Martin Parklands due to the environmental impact of these single use plastic products.

Waste

Following your visit or at the conclusion of an event in the Parklands, please ensure to clean up your rubbish and dispose of it responsibly in the ample bins provided around the site.

As a Botanic Garden and Cairns Regional Council public asset we ask for your help to reduce waste within the Parklands. Picnics can generate significant amounts of rubbish and it is your responsibility to clean up after yourselves.

Plan your trip to MMP

Learn more about parking, access and terms of use of MMP.

Upcoming events at Munro Martin Parklands

An Evening with The Waifs

Saturday 22 September 2018

  • 5pm gates open
  • 7pm show starts

The Waifs are keeping their promise and returning to Munro Martin Parklands for all those fans that missed out on seeing them at the sold out show last year.

2017 was a soaring year for these original road warriors, completing a sold out national tour, gaining their first #1 album debut on the ARIA Charts and reminding fans that like a bottle of fine wine, they only get better with time.

The Waifs have always had an affectionate, close relationship with their fans, especially in regional Australia. They have built a career out of continually circling Australia as well as touring internationally.

From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent the past 25 plus years reuniting with old friends and gathering new fans, thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures.

Please note:

  • BYO blankets or chairs
  • BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only
  • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available
  • Food available for purchase

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased via www.ticketlink.com

Ticket prices:
One price $57
Child (0-12 yrs) Free (must have a ticket)
All ticket prices include booking fee.


More info
Contact Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 20 September 2018

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Unwind and recharge this Saturday, 22 September, in Cairns' stunning open air jewel of a venue, the gorgeous @Munro Martin Parklands. Bring along your fave foods, put your feet up, relax and enjoy an enchanted evening of glorious live music in the sweet surrounds of the beautiful parklands under the starry night sky with the people you love most <3 The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns, Saturday 22 September. Tickets here and at the gate from 5pm on the day of the event (unless sold out): https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
Happy days Cairns music lovers <3 The Waifs and their sweet sugary sounds are returning to Munro Martin Parklands this September! Performing all our favourites including 'Bridal Train', 'Lighthouse', 'Take It In' and of course this familiar gem 'London Still', a live concert with these enchanting road warriors will always leave you with a smile in your heart. So gather your most precious people, (P.S. kids 12 and under can come for free!), a scumptious picnic and something comfy to relax in, and join us for a captivating evening of glorious live music under the starry night sky. The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Saurday 22 September, Munro Martin Parklands Tickets: https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
🌱 COMPETITION TIME 🌱 An Evening with The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands is next Saturday 22 September ❤️ For your chance to WIN a double pass to experience an enchanted evening of captivating music and togetherness with your most cherished, all you have to do is comment on this post and tell us your favourite album or song by the original road warriors, The Waifs, and tag three friends. Competition closes 4pm Friday 14 September. See our webpage for competition t&c's: https://bit.ly/2oZXdtz
PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm on Wednesday 19 September and will reopen on the morning of Tuesday 25 September at 6.30am. This closure is due to the set up and performance of The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Phone your friends… tell them that kids can come for free… it’s time to pack a picnic for this enchanting live show under the tropical night sky in the Parklands. Tickets are available from Ticketlink: https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Superheroes | 1 September +++ SET LIST +++ This is seriously going to be epic Cairns! The following movie soundtracks will be performed in the Parklands this Saturday, 1 September, as part of the 2018 Cairns Festival! ★ Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare ★ Main Title from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra ★ Theme from Batman ★ Hedwig's Flight from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Suite for Orchestra ★ Nimbus 2000 from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Suite for Orchestra ★ Harry's Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Suite for Orchestra ★ Babe, Concert Suite ★ Full Mayhem, The Incredibles ★ The Flight to Neverland from Hook ★ Back to the Future Suite ★ Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl ★ Raiders’ March from Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark ★ Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ★ Princess Leia's Theme from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra ★ End Credits from X-Men Apocalypse ★ Superman March ★ The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from Star Wars Suite The following premiers will also be performed by local professional Cairns musicians and high school students: ★ One Voice - Performed by Sounds of AustraNesia ★ Symphony for Tomorrow – with Cairns Students If you are yet to book your tickets to this EPIC event, head to www.ticketlink.com.au
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Superheroes | 1 September How cool would it be to see the entire Munro Martin Parklands filled with everyone in Superhero costumes?!! Let's make this happen Cairns! Dress up in your favourite movie character costume and let's surprise the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as they present us with a dazzling evening of entertainment playing exhilarating music from movies such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more! Tickets available via www.ticketlink.com.au. Children 0-12 years are FREE! (must have a ticket). This is going to be a great family night out under the stars. BYO picnic food, rugs and chairs.
PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Wed 29 Aug and reopening Tue 4 Sept for the set up and performance of Superheroes - live movie themes by Queensland Symphony Orchestra such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Book your tickets, pack your picnic, kids and light sabers! Tickets are available from Ticketlink.
Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! Sat 18 August | Tix available from the gate from 5pm Gilbert & Sullivan are the referred to as the 'Fathers of British Comedy', and if you're into the likes of Monty Python, Blackadder, Some Mothers Do Ave Em, Mr Bean and Great Expectations, then prepare yourself for the treat of a lifetime when Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! comes to town for one night only in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands. Bring a picnic, your friends and family and get set for this hilarious Gothic comedy by Opera Queensland.
It’s time to gather your family, friends and a picnic together and experience a seriously spooky and freakishly fun night under the starry night sky when Opera Queensland present their gothic comedy Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands this Saturday 18 August. Grab your tix now via www.ticketlink.com.au
CAIRNS, this Saturday 18 August, we have another magical night for you at Munro Martin Parklands. Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse! is musical theatre at its best. Sung in English, this Gilbert and Sullivan comedy will be a great experience for friends and family. Tickets are just $37/$32 Conc and free for 12 & under (need a ticket) so be quick and get your tickets here --> https://bit.ly/2LcUKJX
Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! | Sat 18 Aug A Cairns-based chorus will join Opera Queensland’s Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! production when it takes place next week at Munro Martin Parklands. This is Opera like you've never seen before. Complete with a Gothic comedic twist, don't miss out on experiencing this hilariously quirky production. Tickets through www.ticketlink.com.au
Munro Martin Parklands needs your votes for the People's Choice Award in the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects After Dark 2018 National Competition that celebrates the best of Australian Landscape Architectural Lighting. Please vote now :)
<---- CAIRNS IT'S COMPETITION TIME ----> "When I thought of a theme for Luke and his adventures, I composed a melody that reflected the brassy, bold, masculine, and noble qualities I saw in the character" ―John Williams on writing the "Main Title" For your chance to WIN a Family Pass to see Queensland Symphony Orchestra present Superheroes theme songs as part of Cairns Festival at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 1 September - simply... TELL US your first memory of hearing the Star Wars main theme and tag three friends in the comments section of this post! Competition ends this Friday 10 August at 11am. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
It's official Cairns - The Australian Ballet's regional tour of Coppélia is now SOLD OUT. If you missed out on tickets and still want to experience the magic of the Parklands, there's some big shows coming to town including Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and The Waifs! So make sure you get in quick to avoid missing out. Aug 18: Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! Sep 1: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Superheroes Sep 22: The Waifs- 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Book now at www.ticketlink.com.au
PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands is currently closed to the public from Mon 6 Aug and reopening Tue 21 Aug for the set up and performance of Australian Ballet's Coppélia, and Opera Queensland's Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse! While Coppélia is SOLD OUT tickets are still available for Ruddigore from Ticketlink. https://bit.ly/2LcUKJX
💀 Kooky competition 💀 It’s time to gather your family, friends and a picnic together and experience a seriously spooky and freakishly fun night under the starry night sky when Opera Queensland present their gothic comedy Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 18 August. For your chance to WIN a Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) to this rollicking night out simply comment three of your favourite Facebook friends in the comments section of this post – it’s all about sharing the love because they can then enter the competition for themselves! Competition ends this Monday 30 July at 11am. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Full T&Cs: https://bit.ly/2jdY1K5