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Flames of the Forest

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Address: Mowbray River Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4099 3144
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Hours:
Tue 19:30 - 22:30
Thu 19:30 - 22:30
Sat 19:30 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so...

Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting you will never want to leave.

A completely intimate, natural experience set within the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy highlighted by crystal and budlight chandeliers, Flames of the Forest will create an unforgettable memory at an extraordinary venue.

Tuesday and Thursday nights feature two local Aboriginal brothers sharing their remarkable culture with you during the evening. The performance features a cultural background, story telling, didgeridoo playing and song. The rainforest is the natural, authentic backdrop for this spiritual and mystical culture, a performance unique to Flames of the Forest, where you will learn about their timeless oral traditions.

Saturday night is for the romantic at heart in this magical place. This intimate evening features a six course tropical tasting menu and quality Australian wines whilst being serenaded by our solo acoustic guitarist. Perfect for honeymooners, small wedding receptions and those seeking a unique dining experience, Flames of the Forest is truly food for the soul.

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Absolutely wonderful

We went to flames of the forest last night. What an incredibly magical night. The ambience was awesome, the canapés beforehand delicious, the 7 course meal a feast and to top it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to flames of the forest last night. What an incredibly magical night. The ambience was awesome, the canapés beforehand delicious, the 7 course meal a feast and to top it off .. the brothers. Two aboriginal brothers who told fascinating stories. We can't recommend this highly enough. Worth every cent.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is amazing to say the least! 7 course degustation, live music & a steady supply of Australian Wine & Beer, this is one of North Queensland's gems! You simply must try. Can book a table for two or a table for a group as in our case. Kids a definitely welcome. Waiters/waitresses for engaging & attentive however the... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Tracey H, Delighted to read you enjoyed such a lovely evening with us in the Tropical North Queensland Rainforest. We hope to see you again! More 

Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

On our honeymoon in Port Douglas last month, I decided to surprise my husband with the Rainforest Dining Experience for couples on Saturday night. As expected it took his breath away. This was my second visit to Flames of the Forest and this experience was just as amazing as the first one, with the added bonus I got to share... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Mumsy_20, Thank you for coming back to experience Flames with your husband - how wonderful! Fantastic to read the evening was everything and more and thank you for sharing with the world! More 

Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

From the moment you get out of your transfer vehicle, which picked us up from the door of our accommodation in Cairns, you are warmly welcomed. Not only by a staff member, but by the stunning rainforest setting being purposefully lit up to highlight the beauty and romance of the environment your about to walk into. Live music with a... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Sarah B, WOW, thank you for such an incredible review! Absolutely fantastic you enjoyed all the aspects of the experience. We hope to see you again! More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Flames of the Forest is where we spent Christmas eve. We were away from the family for the first time and years, so we decided to make it special in our own way and spend it under the stars and the rainforest of Far North Queensland, just under Port Douglas. What an idea, we were greeted by a fire lit... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Golf_Focus, Absolutely delighted to read you enjoyed such a special Christmas Eve with us! Thank you so much for the lovely review, we really appreciate you telling the world about your special experience with us. We hope to see you again! More 

Nagambie, Australia
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Unique dining experience which leaves you with a lasting impression. Delicious canapés and a glass of sparkling after an intriguing stroll through the entrance. An opportunity to embrace the indigenous culture of the region whilst dining in pristine surroundings. The menu is plentiful, varied and delicious. Wines are ok, suggest sourcing some alternate varieties to match the quality of the... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear ladylunchalot666, Wonderful to hear you had such a fabulous experience at Flames of the Forest. The evening is a wonderful way to learn about Australia's ancient culture. Thank you for your suggestion regarding the wine. We are changing the wine offerings this year and will be serving five different wines to cater for alternative tastes. Thank you again for... More 

Chatan-cho, Japan
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a spectacular setting! Amazingly delicious food! Fine wines! Great entertainment! Attentive friendly wait staff! A perfect evening! And it was New Year's Eve! Great way to end the year!

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Hi SpeechHawk, Delighted to read you had such an amazing New Years Eve - thank you for sharing it with us! More 

Chicago
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Friends told us about the Flames of the Forest Aboriginal dinner but we didn't really know what to expect. Highlights included the atmosphere, décor and food (surprisingly good food - gourmet, not traditional aboriginal which I had expected). Performances and stories from the aboriginal people were good. I maybe would have hoped for a little bit of a mix of... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear ironchefmom, One of my favourite shows that one! Delighted your friends suggested our experience and we were pleased to read you enjoyed the menu and stories. We appreciate your feedback regarding the performance and will discuss this aspect during our refurbishment. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The shuttle from the Sheraton Mirage picked us up just a few minutes passed the appointed time and took us to the venue. The walk to the dining area is dimly lit with some string lights and torches. Once you you to the massive tent where the show happens, you are greeted with a glass of champagne. You get your... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Blake L, Delighted to read you had such a lovely evening and that our Chef was able to accommodate your requirements. I too am a huge fan of the Black Sapote Pave with Orange Blossom, though I am sure I eat far too much of it! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again! More 

Australia
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were blown away by this amazing setting together with fantastic food and wines but most and foremost the welcome, the story telling and the music by two aboriginals. It is definitely a most inspiring and unforgettable night

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review

Dear Dutcheggs, Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with the Trip Advisor community. It was wonderful to read you enjoyed every aspect of the night and have taken away an everlasting memory! More 

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