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 (MMP) is Cairns’ premier community gathering place, complete with an outdoor performance space and situated directly across Florence Street from Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC).  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.

Weather

MMP is an outdoor venue therefore always check the weather forecast before preparing to attend a performance. If there is a chance of rain 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. Read our full weather advice.

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

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, however car parking is available at Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC), see the Visiting CPAC webpage for opening times and car park charges.
  • 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.

Event Information

Alcohol

Events at Munro Martin Parklands are licensed events, BYO alcohol will not be permitted within the event precinct.

Bag Checks

All patrons attending an event will be asked to present their bags and personal belongings for inspection at the entry points. Prohibited items include: BYO alcohol, anything that could be used as a weapon.

Animals

No animals will be allowed onsite during an event (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs). You are obliged to produce evidence that your dog is a legitimate assistance animal when asked.

Chairs and seating

Patrons may bring rugs to sit on or low height chairs, seat backs should not extend beyond shoulder height. It is essential that everyone respect their neighbour by arranging seating in a way that is fair to all.

Munro Martin Parklands closure

The venue will be closed in the days leading up to an event for the safety of the public. The park becomes a worksite with heavy vehicles and equipment required to set up an event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. Notifications of all closures will be available on the Cairns Regional Council website.

Weather

Rain ponchos are no longer provided for events at Munro Martin Parklands due to the environmental impact of these single use plastic products. 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.

Cancellation

In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified as soon as possible via the contact details provided on your Ticketlink account.

More info

Is available by contacting Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

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⚡ GET READY CAIRNS ⚡ Jimmy Barnes announces a return to Cairns with his biggest headlining tour of the decade taking place in one of the greatest outdoor venues, Munro Martin Parklands, on Saturday 21 September. 📅 TIX ON-SALE: 9am, Friday 31st May [AEST] Ticketlink is the ONLY authorised seller for the Cairns show. The Shutting Down Your Town Tour will see ‘Barnsey’ playing all of his classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, with Australian indie rock favourites Eskimo Joe locked in as the official support act. Known as the heart and soul of Australian rock ’n’ roll, over recent years Barnes’ bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man have struck a deep chord across his homeland. Now he finally returns to what he loves most - electrifying audiences with one of the greatest catalogues in the history of Oz rock; from Cold Chisel anthems like Khe Sanh and Flame Trees through to Working Class Man and Ain’t No Second Prize, right up to his current radio hit Shutting Down Your Town. Fremantle band Eskimo Joe will warm up the crowd as the official support act and is a major coup for the event, having enjoyed 35 ARIA nominations in their career thus far – a number only surpassed by Silverchair, Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue and John Farnham. Since its inception in 2016 Munro Martin Parklands, or MMP, has played host to some of Australia’s biggest music stars including Angus and Julia Stone, The Waifs, Neil Finn, as well as Passenger and performances from the likes of the Royal Ballet, Opera Australia and Queensland Ballet. Barnsey fans are encouraged to grab their tickets early to avoid missing out, pack a picnic and a rug, bring the family and spend a special night with the man who defines Australian rock ‘n’ roll. Tickets officially go on sale on 9am, Friday 31 May via Ticketlink and are $110 with children aged 12 and under permitted free (no ticket required). Ticketlink is the ONLY authorised seller for the Cairns show. Jimmy Barnes - Official
PLEASE NOTE: Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public this Friday 10 May from 6am (normal opening time), and will reopen at approximately 1pm. Thank you.
Were you at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday evening for the Matt Corby | Cairns show? 😍😍😍 What a night, and the weather was just perfect <3 See if you can spot yourself in the crowd 🧐😀
PLEASE NOTE: Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Friday 22 March for the set up and performance of the Matt Corby | Cairns event on Saturday 23 March. The Parklands will reopen at 12pm on Sunday 24 March. Tickets for this event are still available from Ticketlink, get yours online here https://bit.ly/2LrZvMz or call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835 to purchase. Kids, (12 and under), are free, (no ticket required), with a paying adult :-)
PLEASE NOTE: Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 4.30pm Fri 15 March. The Parklands will reopen as normal at 6am Sat 16 March.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED 🦋 WIN TICKETS TO SEE MATT CORBY 🦋 Matt Corby and his band are set to play the luscious Munro Martin Parklands as part of the Rainbow Valley Tour on Saturday 23 March 2019. Thanks to the man Matt Corby himself, we are giving you and a friend the chance to win one of 5 double passes to witness this spectacular performance 😍 To enter simply tell us, in the comments section of this post, who you would like to take along to the show. Got more than one favourite friend? No problem! Multiple entries = multiple chance of winning! Competition ends 11am, Thursday 14 March 2019. Good luck ☘️ This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Full T&Cs: https://bit.ly/2zfhiSb Facebook event: Matt Corby | Cairns
Set againist lush layers of percussion, electronics and Matt's tender vocals, 'All That I See' is bringing us all the funky feels today <3 Be there when Matt Corby and his band play the outdoor stage at the tranquil Munro Martin Parklands as part of the Rainbow Valley Tour on Saturday 23 March 2019. Plan your picnic and gather your pals because we have your Saturday sorted. Tickets are still available: https://bit.ly/2CV6yLC PLUS kids, 12 and under, are free - no ticket required (with a paying adult).
Matt Corby and his band are set to play the luscious Munro Martin Parklands as part of the Rainbow Valley Tour on Saturday 23 March 2019. Be there to experience this new musical chapter in Corby’s life following the release of his much anticipated second album, Rainbow Valley, recorded in the idyllic surroundings of Byron Bay’s Music Farm studios. "Rainbow Valley is all soul, and all heart," (The Independent) and with tracks like ‘No Ordinary Life’, 'All That I See’ plus this heart-fluttering piece 'Miracle Love', we can't wait to allow his music to transport us to a dreamlike atmosphere in the blissful surrounds of our gorgeous Parklands. So grab your friends, a picnic and something comfy to relax on and join us <3 PLUS kids, 12 and under, are free - no ticket required (with a paying adult). Tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2CV6yLC
We're certainly 'All Fired Up' to see Matt Corby and his band play as part of his Rainbow Valley Tour at our fave outdoor venue Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 23 March <3 Join us for a beautiful night of music and togetherness under the tropical night sky. Tickets on sale now: https://bit.ly/2LrZvMz
PLEASE NOTE: Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm tonight, Friday 9 November, and will reopen on the morning of Sunday 11 November at 6.30am. This closure is due to the set up and performance of Voices of Remembrance - Cairns on Saturday 10 November to commemorate the Armistice Centenary with a moving musical tribute to the end of the First World War. Award winning songstress Katie Noonan and renowned New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes will take audiences on an incredible musical journey—through a poignant collection of iconic songs that reflect on the First World War experience and current impressions of the Anzac legacy. This is a free event and no tickets are required. All are welcome. The gates open at 5pm and the show will start at 7pm.
Cairns, the time has come. Matt Corby at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 23 March is ON SALE NOW. If you've had the pleasure of previewing his new album 'Rainbow Valley' as part of triple j's feature album this week, you know what a cracker of a show this is going to be. Get in quick and get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2OUvNF4 Facebook event: Matt Corby | Cairns
+ JUST ANNOUNCED + Matt Corby and his band are set to play the luscious Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 23 March 2019 as part of the Rainbow Valley Tour in 2019. For a decade, the multi-platinum-selling musician has been pushing his own boundaries, embracing a journey of self-discovery that’s seen him wrestle a few pre-conceptions and stare down his share of demons. With two ARIA Song of the Year awards and a #1 debut album behind him, Corby can genuinely lay claim to some hard-earned perspective. Now we see a new chapter in Corby’s life with the release of his much anticipated second album, Rainbow Valley, recorded in the idyllic surroundings of Byron Bay’s Music Farm studios. Lush, multi-textured and sparked by hints of both old soul and futuristic psychedelia, Rainbow Valley is, in Corby’s words “joyous music”, but it also has the depth and perspective of an artist who understands you can’t just take the good times for granted, you have to earn them. The sparkling first single No Ordinary Life, and the bare-bones ballad All Fired Up and current single All That I See have received widespread acclaim and give fans a taste of what to expect on Corby’s stunning new album. Tickets go on sale this Friday 2 November at 12pm noon. Saturday 23 March 2019, Munro Martin Parklands More info: https://bit.ly/2OUvNF4
The sweet Saturday that was. Spent in the Parklands with those majestic musicians, The Waifs.
Tickets for this Saturdays concert, The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns, are available online now as well as on the night from 5pm. Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2NEKMyc + Event schedule + Gates open at 5pm | Jeremiah Johnson (Support Act) commences 7pm - 7.30pm | The Waifs commence at 8pm (approx) The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Saturday, 22 September, Munro Martin Parklands