Romantic, Alluring, Amazing, Wonderful, Breathless, Awe Struck, Excited
These are some of the thoughts and senses that will overcome you when you arrive for dinner at your Cairns night tour with Flames Of The Forest. The lady that created this unique dining experience is to be applauded for her vision and creativity and her contribution to Cairns and Port Douglas tourism with a WOW factor. The use of local in season tropical produce is highlighted on the menu along with the fusion of indigenous bush foods. The menu is creative and a culinary experience to be savoured as the food is made with love and the presentation is just as interesting. On designated evenings you will also be entertained by two local Aboriginal brothers who love to share their childhood memories of growing up in these ancient rainforests and share with you their Aboriginal culture and play the didgeridoo and tap sticks and sing some old cultural songs.
An Evening Of Dining In The Enchanting Candle Lit Port Douglas Rainforest
Flames of the Forest is for everyone staying anywhere from Cairns and the northern beaches to Port Douglas and a dining experience that is not to be missed especially if you love your food and wine or you have a special occasion coming up that you would just like to share with someone special.
The Journey To Flames Of The Forest Port Douglas
Coach transfers begin in Cairns at around 6.00pm and Palm Cove and northern beaches at 6.40pm. You travel in air conditioned comfort along the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas and make a turn off to the left onto a sealed bitumen road where the coach begins to enter the darkness and the rainforest tree canopies create a pathway to the unsealed road where your evening's adventure begins. Your coach winds its way around rainforests with dangling vines and trees with extensive branches that create a lace like effect above the coaches pathway and this is the point when you get the feeling that the evenings mystery is just beginning and everyone in the coach begins to spark up and peer out the coach windows to see what is coming up.
Your Dining Experience Begins
As you near your evenings outdoor dinner destination the coaches headlights are turned off and as you round the last bend your eyes are met with flickering flames that light up the road in front of you letting you know you have now arrived at your destination and the evenings dining adventure is about to begin.
Your evening's hosts welcome you and lead you through the candle lit rainforests to the black silk lined canopy where handmade crystal chandeliers and bud lighting hang creating the dramatic effect that you felt was about to envelope you. As you peer around at your surroundings you take in the all the strategically placed lighting that is wound around all the enormous ancient rainforest trees and branches.
As you settle into your seat you will begin to hear the sounds of the rainforest and its creatures that scurry around at night looking for their own dinner or for a bit of fun with their own kind. If you are lucky you may have an Australian native Wallaby or a Bandicoot hop on by for a look at you all.
Your evening's hosts come from the darkness and serve a selection of beers and wines along with some tasting plates to get your taste sensors wanting more and then dependant on the evening you are visiting Flames Of the Forest the platters of exotic foods will begin to descend to your table. Just be careful to not fill up on the first platter as there are more tempting platters to come.
Again dependant on the evening that you choose to experience Flames of the Forest seating is either separate tables or combined with other guests that you can share the evening and your tales of travel. If it's a special occasion and you prefer to have a private intimate affair, Saturday night is the night for you, as we can ensure that we will have a special table just for you.
Apart from the serenity of the rainforest surrounds and its own sounds that it makes with rustling leaves and trickling streams, you can just hear the soft music in the background that is perfectly chosen for the situation.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday's you will get to meet two local Aboriginal lads whose ancestors grew up in the Mowbray Valley rainforest regions and they will share some legends and entertain you with didgeridoo playing, songs and tales of interest about the Port Douglas region and its inhabitants.
As the evening goes on the delicious desserts are served onto your tables along with final beverages before the tea and coffee is served.
As you leave the enchanted rainforest all the wait staff line up and bid you farewell and assist you onto your coach for a relaxing journey back to your hotel accommodation. At the beginning of the journey you will hear the chitter chatter from everyone about their thoughts on the evenings entertainment and experience. And then that will wane into silence as guests become sleepy and look forward to reaching their hotels accommodation safely with the assistance of the coach driver.
Come on and join us for one of the most amazing dining experiences in the beautiful rainforest setting of Port Douglas
An Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Adding to the drama of the evening two Aboriginal brothers share some of their culture and story telling for the dinner guests along with some didgeridoo playing and singing. Hear about their relatives past history and how the Mowbray region has a lot of importance to the past of the Kuku Yalanji people that used to gather here for funerals, tribal wars, cultural exchange, and story telling.
At the end of the evening you will have the chance to talk with the brothers and also have your photographs taken to remember the evening.
Saturday evenings seating can be intimate and private for couples or groups of friends wanting to spend some time together. Dinner this evening is served degustation style or tasting plates where you can taste each others dish and then all finish with a delicious dessert. The evening's entertainment is not only your dining partners company but the sounds of the rainforest and its inhabitants and the soft accompanying music coming from the speakers that are strategically placed around the marquee.
Flames of the Forest - Wedding Receptions
How do you imagine you will feel on the most special day of your life? Excited? Like a character in a fairy tale? Handsome or beautiful? Definitely in love!
Flames of the Forest will have you falling in love all over again in a rainforest ballroom surrounded by the sublime beauty of the magical, ancient rainforest of Tropical North Queensland.
Our multiple award winning venue is located only 10 minutes from Port Douglas and offers you the ultimate wedding reception complete with total privacy, exclusivity and no noise restrictions.
Winding through the darkened rainforest, your journey begins when the coach is halted by a flaming trench – its flickering flame dances across the road. Seemingly unable to pass, your guests will be beckoned into the rainforest by rows of flaming torches disappearing into the darkness.
Soon the flame lit forest path opens up revealing trays of sparking wine and mouth watering canapés. Hundreds of candles dance in twisted wrought iron candelabras as guests marvel at the beauty of the surrounding rainforest and stare high into the clear night sky at the twinkling stars shining down on them from above.
Soon your guests will be beckoned further … over a crystal clear creek, deeper into the forest.
The Flames of the Forest wedding venue is a magical space – swathed in black silk and sparkling with hundreds of bud lights entwined in elegant crystal chandeliers. A true fairy tale just waiting for you to begin your 'happily ever after". The tables are covered in black, with elegant candelabras encrusted with your favourite flowers adorning the tables showcasing your hand picked gifts laid out beautifully for your guests.
Will it be a big wedding of 200 guests? A small, family wedding with 50 close friends? Or are you planning an elopement? Flames of the Forest caters for all different styles of wedding, whatever your ultimate dream wedding is, the magic of the rainforest will is there to emulate it!
Every Bride and Groom is different so Flames of the Forest ensures you have your very own dedicated Event Manager who will make sure your special day is a unique and personalised memory, complete with your own custom touches.
A beautiful and enchanted space, Flames of the Forest has a range of special reception packages for you to choose from – all with the flexibility of making sure your ideas are incorporated into your day – even a walk through with a tiger – yes we have had that request before!!!
Dancing the night away is easy at Flames, so whether it be a rocking five piece band, a group of your friends, a DJ or a tenor who appears magically from the depths of the rainforest, your night will not be cut short – Flames of the Forest does not have any noise restrictions! And if you really want to make an impression on your Bride and her guests, Flames can create a range of sensational special effects including blazing trails of fire across the crystal clear creek or a rainbow of fireworks which light up the night sky!
North Queensland's ultimate wedding reception venue in Port Douglas – a fairy tale come true for your most special of days.
Magical Night Time Dinner in Daintree Rainforest
- Location: Cairns, Palm Cove and Cairns Beaches
Aboriginal Cultural Experience: 7:30pm to 10:30pm (excluding transfer time)
Rainforest Dining Experience: 7:330pm to 10:00pm (excluding transfer time)
Saturday Night Intimate Tables-Degustation: Saturday evenings seating can be intimate and private for couples or groups of friends wanting to spend some time together. Dinner this evening is served degustation style or tasting plates where you can taste each others dish and then all finish with a delicious dessert. The evening's entertainment is not only your dining partners company but the sounds of the rainforest and its inhabitants and the soft accompanying music coming from the speakers that are strategically placed around the marquee. Tuesdays and Thursdays - An Aboriginal Cultural Experience : Adding to the drama of the evening two Aboriginal brothers share some of their culture and story telling for the dinner guests along with some didgeridoo playing and singing. Hear about their relatives past history and how the Mowbray region has a lot of importance to the past of the Kuku Yalanji people that used to gather here for funerals, tribal wars, cultural exchange, and story telling. At the end of the evening you will have the chance to talk with the brothers and also have your photographs taken to remember the evening.
25 Feb 2013
I was treated to a most beautiful evening at Flames under the forest whilst on holidays in Cairns with my boyfriend in January and we absolutely loved it. The sounds and smells of the forest were just so unbelievably different to anything else we have ever experienced and the food and service was excellent. He just recently asked me to be his wife and of course I said yes so we will be looking at Flames for our wedding venue next year as a definate. W3e want to show our family and friends what we discovered not only at flames but also Port Douglas. If you are going to Cairns make sure you make a booking as they get very bust and do not operate every evening.
06 Sep 2012
Flames Of The Forest is definatly a must do, They picked my partner and I up from the Hilton and dropped us at the venue, which is ten minutes from Port Douglas. Tucked away in a secret location you come accross a truely magical and mystical candle lit forest. I chose to go on the Aborigianal Cultural Experience night, where two local brothers share their cultural background. The didgeridoo is truely mind opening and their stories and culnary journeys are extraordinary. The seven course banquet with produce grown and sourced locally on the Tablelands was delightful. I am so happy that i chose this experience. Perfect night.
16 Jun 2012
I had a really wonderful night out with my boyfriend last week. A big thank you to all the staff at flames of the forest. Especially the chefs the food was superb. I was well and truly full after all those yummy courses. It really was the best anniversary. I would definitely recommend that any one interested in going where warmer clothes than I did though, cairns nights seem to be cooling down lately. Thanks :D
29 Apr 2012
My favourite part of this dining experience happened as soon as I arrived there. wherever there is that is - with our destination being top secret. It was that first moment where your walking along this rainforest path and it opens up and you see the most breathtakingly beautiful view lit up with chandeliers. The whole experiences was just wonderful and the food was delicious, I had to remind myself to pace myself with seven courses to look forward to.
11 Mar 2012
My partner suprised me with this trip, It was just so beautiful and romantic. He definately won some browny points! The food was delcious and the indigenous entertainment was fantastic. I will never forget this experience, the nicest way to see the rainforest.
26 Jan 2012
Wow what a venue. Flames of the forest was one of the absolute major highlights of our visit to Port Douglas. Ambience, food, staff were all fantastic.
02 Dec 2011
Food was delicious and the aboriginal entertainment was really good. However it was the lit up rainforest setting which really made the night spectacular.
22 Oct 2011
Dinner in the middle of the rainforest was just the type of one off unique amazing expeiences we did whilst in Australia. We thought it incredible to have such a thing set up for tourists to experience. Well done to the flames of the forest team and thank you for your kind aussie hospitality
19 Oct 2011
Flames of the Forest is awesome. The ambience, the food, the staff, the location. Highly recommend you book this when you get to Cairns as a special night out for dinner. Never seen anything like it Thank you all at Flames of the Forest
05 Oct 2011
This is the best dinner I think I will ever have. I felt completely spoilt the entire time. Delicious food in a great location! :)
05 Sep 2011
Oh my gosh what a set up! It was a wee bit cold on the Saturday we went but wow the set up was just amazing. we highly recommend you get to Flames when visiting Cairns it will be a highlite of your trip
27 Aug 2011
My husband and I gave ourselves the best treat of our trip to Australia and had dinner at Flames of the forest and OMG we were gob smacked! The set up of this place was drop dead gorgeous, the staff great and the food equally delicious. If you are going to Cairns just do it hopefully you will love it as much as we did, thank you Flames
21 Aug 2011
Perth Western Australia
Coming from WA rainforest is a real treat for us and the opportunity to have dinner in the rainforest was just too hard to resist. Guys you did yourselves proud we were absolutely gob smacked at what you have set up in the rainforest it is just gorgeous. I can imagine the hard work it took to create all of this but I am sure the comments and accolades you receive are all worth it. We just loved it and we will return again hopefully and we are definately telling all our friends they just have to do it. The set up is amazing!
20 Aug 2011
My boyfriend suprised me with this incredible evening for our anniversary and I couldn't be more impressed with the food and customer service. The setting really is as described, dining in the beautiful tropical rainforest. The aboriginal storie tellers were definately a bonus. Money well spent.
17 Aug 2011
We booked for Flames of The Forest for 6 of us. We had the most amazing evening such a fabulous setting truly magnificent. The dinner was sensational. Thank you so much.