Munro Martin Parklands

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.

Tickets are available from Ticketlink.


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

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Superheroes

Saturday 1 September 2018

  • 5pm gates open
  • 7pm show starts

Join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for an entertaining evening of much-loved superhero themes alongside fantastic local talent.

Under the baton of conductor Guy Noble, soar high in the sky with exhilarating music from movies such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more.

Also featured in this program are two emotive works arranged by Cairns local Rubina Kimiia, and performed by group Sounds of AustraNesia and soloist Edward Lampton.

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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:
Adult $31.50
Govt Benefit Card Holder $15.75
Senior $15.75
Youth (13-17 yrs) $15.75
Child (0-12 yrs) Free (must have a ticket)
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $77 ($19.25 per ticket)
All ticket prices include booking fee.


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: 22 August 2018

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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.
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