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Flames of the Forest

Mowbray River Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 3144
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Flames of the Forest Dining Experience
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Mowbray River Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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+61 7 4099 3144
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"story telling"
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"cultural experience"
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"magical night"
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"aboriginal culture"
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"candle lit path"
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"amazing dining experience"
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"food was fantastic"
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"tropical north"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended Flames of the Forest in late April with the Hunter Paediatric Society group. We were bused up from Palm Cove to the Mowbray Valley south of Port Douglas. My wife and I were relative locals coming from Cairns but I had not previously...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first fine dining experience and I was very impressed. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, the way the lighting lit up the canopy above gave a whole new perspective of the rainforrest. The cultural exploration was very interesting even after years of being...More

Thank Naomi J
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We were picked up from our port Douglas hotel excited about our up and coming Aboriginal cultural experience and we were welcome by a friendly bus driver. He also was tour guide which made the journey more interesting. We arrived to flames in the middle...More

4  Thank Amanda T
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Amanda T, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Flames. We were most disappointed as you can see from our reviews the Cultural Evening receives incredible feedback. We take all comments on board so wanted to advise to your points: *...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

If you've ever wanted to eat in the midst of a rainforest setting then this is for you. I would highly recommend this to hopeless romantics and if you want to impress your other half. Set amongst twinkling lights and all the wonders and enchantment...More

1  Thank Leandra F
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Leandra F, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review - it is appreciated! Wonderful to read you enjoyed the setting and the tastes of the north and we hope you tried both the Pinot Noir and the Shiraz over...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is a must see!!!! There are not enough words to describe this experience - magical, beautiful, tranquil, out of the ordinary, different, great, amazing! From the moment we arrived till the moment we left - this experience took our breath away. Everything was perfect...More

1  Thank Stella B
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Stella B, Thank you for such a glowing review! It is wonderful to read you enjoyed everything about your experience with us and we appreciate the highly recommended!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

What an enjoyable evening, we spent a hot day touring Cairns and were ready for a quiet dinner. The bus ride was long but worth every mile of it. We arrived to sparkling wine and starters, as the sun set were walked down a candle...More

3  Thank Carib99travler
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Dear Carib99travler, Wonderful to read you had such a fantastic evening with us after a big day of touring! Delighted to read you enjoyed learning our cultural history and left with a full belly.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

When in Qeensland we liked to meet real aboriginals and learn as much as possible about their culture. There is surprisingly not a big choice in this respect. So we we have booked evening Flames of the Forest for premium price and were expecting experience...More

1  Thank David T
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dear David T, We were disappointed to read you did not enjoy your evening as previous reviewers have. The tropical north area is rich in indigenous cultural experiences - we have over 20 companies representing 34 of the destination’s Indigenous products as part of the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening immersing in the indiginous culture. Plenty of delicious food and drinks to try. Fun meeting people from all over the world. I think this is value for money for all the memories you take away....

Thank AustraliaLizzy
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear AustraliaLizzy, Wonderful to read you had such great memories to take home with you - thank you for sharing!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

5 Stars all the way.. The site this event is on is spectacular! The lights and rainforest were just amazing. It’s communal dining & you might be thinking there won’t be enough food because of sharing but there is an excess of food! You meet...More

Thank Anita M
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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear Anita M, We have just refurbished our marquee with brand new, hand made crystal chandeliers and crystal and bud light curtaining so we are delighted you fell in love with it! The performers do such a wonderful job and although I have seen the...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The reviews cannot do this place justice. There are no words to describe the magical environment, the atmosphere, the food, the amazing staff and the brilliant story telling of the two aboriginal brothers. For a night that you will never forget, this is a must...More

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Natalie J, General Manager at Flames of the Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear mariavasilareas, You are most welcome! It is always a pleasure to read such positives reviews in relation to our staff - they are absolutely wonderful and such a big part of the night. Thank you!

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shazboth
17 September 2017|
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Response from Vanessa K | Reviewed this property |
Saturday nights were the night they did the romantic dinners so I think that would be the night. The other nights were communal tables which were actually really good even though I was a little dubious at first.
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amuehllechner
16 February 2017|
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Response from Natalie J | Property representative |
Hi amuehllechner, The Aboriginal Cultural Experience is available for children from 6 years of age. The evening runs from 7.30pm to 10.30pm plus transfer time, so provided your children are OK with the late night, they are... More
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Christine D
18 July 2016|
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Response from Natalie J | Property representative |
Hi Christine, Sorry we didn't realise there was a message! We are based in Port Douglas so don't pick up from Lync Haven.
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