Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

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Flames of the Forest Dining Experience
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Australia’s only rainforest dining experience, tucked away in a fairy tale pocket of natural beauty, Flames of the Forest creates memories to last a lifetime.

Showcasing a local, tropics inspired menu accompanied by a selection of quality beverages and set amidst the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy with sparkling, hand made crystal chandeliers, Flames of the Forest offers guests a distinctly different dining experience.

Entwined with either an Indigenous cultural performance by two local Aboriginal brothers featuring traditional storytelling, didgeridoo and song staged within the natural, authentic backdrop of this spiritual people, or the romantic serenade of a solo acoustic guitarist, this is an Australian experience not to be missed.
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In Brief

Location:
Cairns, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Highlights:
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Stop At: Flames of the Forest, Mowbray River Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia

Australia’s only rainforest dining experience, Flames of the Forest creates memories to last a lifetime.

Picked up from your hotel, your coach will wind through the forest before arriving at a secret, special location where your evening unfolds.

Walk the flame lit path illuminated by candle light before arriving in a secluded clearing where you will be welcomed with sparkling wine. Take your seat under the black silk lined dining area glowing with crystal and bud light chandeliers and flickering flame, all the while surrounded by age old rainforest.

Showcasing a local, tropics inspired menu accompanied by a selection of quality beverages and set amidst the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy with sparkling chandeliers, Flames of the Forest offers guests the choice of two distinctly different dining experiences.

• An evening entwined with an Indigenous cultural performance by two local Aboriginal brothers featuring traditional storytelling, didgeridoo and song (Tuesday and Thursday)

• The romantic serenade of a solo acoustic guitarist (Saturday)

For details about the rest of your evening, please see the options and menus below:

Flames of the Forest 7 course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):

Feast on a 7 dish plattered banquet served to the table featuring the freshest local produce (menu below), meats and seafood. Your meal also includes Australian sparkling, white and red wine, beer and soft drinks. Enjoy an intimate an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, storytelling and song.

Flames of the Forest 6-course Rainforest Dining Experience (Saturday):

Savour a 6 course, plated, tropical tasting menu designed to introduce you to the flavours of the Tropical North and accompanied by a selection of wine and beer whilst enjoying the serenade of a solo acoustic guitarist playing enchanting music throughout the evening.
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ITINERARY
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Flames of the Forest 7 course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):

Feast on a 7 dish plattered banquet served to the table featuring the freshest local produce (menu below), meats and seafood. Your meal also includes Australian sparkling, white and red wine, beer and soft drinks. Enjoy an intimate an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, storytelling and song.

Sample Menu:

Starter:
• Trio of dips - roasted eggplant with red pepper, feta & fresh herbs, basil pesto & traditional butter served with freshly baked bread

Main Course – served progressively to the table:
• Tiger prawns with a crisp vegetable & sprout salad drizzled with a chilli lime dressing

• Tableland salad of mesclun, roast capsicum, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic croutons and Spanish onion finished with a honey mustard dressing

• Lemon myrtle infused kangaroo loin on a bed of wild rocket & toasted macadamia nuts garnished with homemade fig chutney

• Pan fried reef fish with lightly steamed seasonal greens and finished with a fragrant coconut & kaffir lime broth

• Jungle spiced chicken with fresh date & fire roasted red pepper couscous topped with a mint & bush lime yoghurt

• Slow roasted Black Angus sirloin on a warm herb roasted chat potato & green bean salad accompanied by confit cherry tomatoes & finished with a red wine jus

Dessert:
• Traditional Pavlova accompanied by seasonal tropical fruits, fragrant vanilla bean chantilly cream and passion fruit coulis

Flames of the Forest 6-Course Rainforest Dining Experience (Saturday):

Savour a 6 course, plated, tropical tasting menu designed to introduce you to the flavours of the Tropical North and accompanied by a selection of wine and beer whilst enjoying the serenade of a solo acoustic guitarist playing enchanting music throughout the evening.

Sample Menu:

Six course, plated, tropical tasting menu:
• Lightly seared kangaroo loin carpaccio with a rocket, parmesan & Spanish onion salad with fresh truffle oil & dressed with aged balsamic glaze

• Smoked crocodile rillette on fresh cucumber with salsa verde

• House made prawn tortellini in a fennel cream sauce with fresh garden herbs

• Pan seared fresh reef fish of the day on sautéed seasonal greens with a lemon myrtle infused beurre blanc, finished with a fresh herb salsa

• Herb marinated lamb back strap set on a confit garlic and kipfler potato puree with slow roasted cherry tomatoes & Port wine jus

• Toasted coconut panna cotta with caramelised pineapple accompanied by a local wattle seed gelato on chocolate soil


Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Selection of beverages including sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer and soft drink
  • Pre dinner drinks and canapes, seven dish plattered banquet served to communal tables of up to 10 guests (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Aboriginal cultural performance featuring storytelling, didgeridoo and song (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 6 course plated, tropical tasting menu on private tables to your booking size (Saturday)
  • Solo acoustic guitarist performance (Saturday)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Flames of the Forest

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:30 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
A pick up time will be confirmed from your chosen hotel after booking

Returns To

Returns to original departure point. Departure from the Flames in the Forest is at approximately 10:30pm.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Flames of the Forest location is 15 minutes from Port Douglas, 40 minutes from Palm Cove and 1 hour from Cairns
  • Each table seats 10 people. No tables for two are available (except Saturday nights)
  • Meals are served on platters, banquet style to the table (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Vegetarian options are available with prior notice only
  • Children under 6 years not permitted on any evening. Children under 16 not catered for on Saturday nights however are welcome Tuesday and Thursday nights
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I was expecting an introduction to the Aboriginal Culture and dining experience and was blown away in a good way with this experience. I was not sure what to expect, but we were greeted just after sunset at our buss with lit torches and followed a path to a clearing with accent lighting in the trees and a tree lit with candles. In the clearing we were served Champaign and hors d’oeuvres while we took in the beauty of the evening and the wonderful effect of the lighting. Although the decorations were ordinary the effect was wonderful. We then were invited to dinner by an individual of Aborigine decent and in their language. The dining was in another clearing under a canopy but open to the elements of nature, back lit by lighting highlighting the forest experience. We were dining in the Forest, listening to the sounds in their natural elements and entertained by an individual playing the Didgeridoo. Dinner was backlit with soft music and between course entertained again by an aborigine providing an explanation of their culture and telling stories that have been handed down to their people for ages. The dinner was excellent, I believe a seven course meal and the service superb. I had to ask them to sop filling my wine glass. The entire evening was simple but elegant, we were not rushed and I came to experience the forest and understand their culture, I left feeling satisfied and grateful for the experience. I would highly recommend this to someone who wants to enjoy a cultural experience with fine dining. But remember you are in a forest and subject to the sights sounds and elements that come with it.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
Amazing experience, the lighting, rainforest at night, food was exceptional, and the music and stories not to be missed.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
The setting is enchanting and the food was wonderful. Well worth doing!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to low bookings. We were really disappointed as we had heard from other travelers that this was an amazing night. Guess next time back, we'll hopefully get to do it.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
• Submitted 01 Feb 2017
Amazing adventure, Great dinner, lovely setting and wonderful story telling. A must do event
• Submitted 31 Oct 2016
an absolute MUST for any traveller.... the food was amazing and the whole experience enchanting.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2016
This was an amazing experience for us. The food was delicious, the staff very attentive and the Aboriginal story mesmerising. Highly recommend this adventure into Aboriginal culture.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2016
AMAZING NIGHT GREAT FOOD AND ENTERAINMENT GREAT SERVICE A MUST DO
• Submitted 05 Oct 2016
Dinner was fantastic, served family style. I was able to try dishes that I wouldn't order off a menu for example, kangaroo. The aboriginal music and story telling was an added bonus. The atmosphere was romantic.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2016
Super experience and wonderful food!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
It was a truly amazing experience. Something I have never seen anywhere else and not likely to forget any time soon. The food was delishious. Not a scrap was sent back to the kitchen and all the staff were very pleasant. Highly recommend to anyone.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
I can only tell you I was awestruck by this night! I thought that getting on a bus with 40 people was going to be average to bummed. As my husband and I arrived we were seated at a private table, quiet live guitar music played, it was magical. Guys this is the place to take that special girl.
• Submitted 27 Apr 2016
What an amazing experience!! This was such a cool venue to host a dinner, and the staff was beyond wonderful. They claim that the food is a taste of Australia, and it is definitely that. I would very much recommend this tour just note that you take a bus up a very windy, narrow road, so if you get motion sickness, plan for that.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2016
Food excellent, beautiful setting with atmosphere and friendly staff, enjoyed immensely
• Submitted 24 Apr 2015
The atmosphere was just wonderful; a beautiful evening in the rain forest! The food was exceptional, and the music and stories were an experience not to be missed.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2014
It was like a fairy tale I had years in my eyes it's a must do high reccommend to anyone met some lovely people too.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2014
We dined on a Saturday evening. No cultural show on this night, but a solo talented guitar/vocalist provided the perfect amount of background to accompany our 6 courses. Menu was stunning, weather amazing, atmosphere was tranquil, kind of mystical and wonderful. Simply gorgeous...
• Submitted 13 Oct 2013
Highly recommend everyone to go there! Great food, great wine and the decor was breath taking!
• Submitted 16 Dec 2013
We were really impressed with this night. The setting, food and wine were just perfect.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2013
Wonderful evening, food fantastic. Thoroughly recommend to all.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2013
This was an incredible evening. The romantic meal on the Saturday was a highlight of our honeymoon. Relaxed and friendly staff served a delicious meal with beautiful wines. A guitarist/singer accompanied the evening with great music. We highly recommend this as a great romantic evening.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2011
Exquisite dinner! Wonderful dreamtime stories and didgeridoo music from aboriginal tribe representatives! No doubt it was worth trying!
• Submitted 30 Jan 2011
Awesome!! Great food, service and set up! Well worth it!!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2010

In Brief

Location:
Cairns, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Highlights:
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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