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Flames of the Forest

Mowbray River Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07 4099 5983
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Port Douglas
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Type: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Light the flame of the forest...beneath the canopy of the oldest rainforest in the world...feel the wonder of this legendary place and explore the... more » Owner description: Light the flame of the forest...beneath the canopy of the oldest rainforest in the world...feel the wonder of this legendary place and explore the mysteries of time and culture in the spell binding candlelit drama that is the enchanted forest. Our cultural evening includes return transfers from Cairns and Port Douglas, champagne and canapés on arrival, Aboriginal cultural performance with didgeridoo and story telling, seven course banquet with quality Australian wines and beers.On Saturday nights, we let the rainforest work its magic on you combined with a six course menu of tropical and local exotic tastes with premium Australian wines and beers. « less
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

WOW WOW WOW.......... Can't leave until you do Flames of the forest..... Firstly you can't drive there..... You get picked up by a bus and get driven into the forest at night....... You get dropped of at a path lit with flamed touches....... You follow that to a small romantic garden all lit up with fairy lights and candles. There... More

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

Dear MA110, I was so excited to read your review - thank you! It brings such a huge smile to the faces of all our staff when they read about how much guests have enjoyed the experience - thank you for sharing it! More

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

we attended the cultural experience and loved every minute. What a magical night. The natural surroundings bathed in candlelight and lanterns were just beautiful. After having some interesting canapés including smoked crocodile, we were led to the tables to the haunting and mystical sound of the didgeridoo. From then it was abundant platters of food all beautifully cooked and a... More

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

Dear Melanie502, Thank you for taking the time to post such lovely comments about your magical experience at Flames! I happened to be dining that night myself and although I have done this experience hundreds of times over the past 9 years, I still get such great enjoyment from it! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What an amazing cultural and spiritual and gastronomical experience! From the moment we were picked up from our hotel the experience was excellent. The venue looked amazing with all the lights in the trees, the brothers who performed the dreamtime stories were fantastic and the good was amazing. The cost per head might seem a little high but it was... More

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

Dear Kirk7385, Fantastic to hear you felt Flames was great value for money and thank you for letting the world know how much you enjoyed the evening! More

Cairns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Flames of the Forest was a truly unique experience. The first “unusual” aspect is that you can’t just go there; they pick you up from your resort and then drive you to a mysterious location somewhere in the back hills of Port Douglas. After a 20 minute journey, the dirt road you travel on denotes you have arrived at your... More

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

Dear RenoirIII, Thank you for your great review of your experience and fantastic to see another local pop up! We do strive to ensure all three elements of the night are given the same consideration - culture, cuisine and showcasing the very special environment we live in up in the tropics. It is so wonderful for us to hear such... More

Townsville, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We chose the flames of the forest as a special treat for our honeymoon. This is just such an experience, travel by bus to the secret rainforest location. The aboriginal show and story was great. But the food was just in huge proportions. Kangaroo, fig jam, prawns it was just so special.

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

Dear LMO65, We definitely don't want anyone to go hungry - and it sounds like you didn't which is great! The kangaroo is actually my personal favourite and it was recently added to a Tropical North Queensland cookbook dedicated to inspiring people to use native produce. Yum! More

Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The whole experience was great, the food was excellent, good quality, the setting lovely, the Aboriginal stories great

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

Dear Jenny D, It is so great to hear people are really enjoying the three key elements of the night - Culture, Cuisine and the natural environment! Thank you for the positive feedback! More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wow. Well worth this experience. The food was great and loads of it. The entertainment was wonderful. A unique dinning experience you will not easily forget.

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

Dear Louise A, Congratulations on such a special occasion! It is wonderful to hear your celebration was everything you were wanting. We hope to see you for the next special celebration! More

Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A night to remember, mouthwatering cuisine, cultural story telling and didgeridoo playing, with rainforest trees dressed with mystical lights. Definitely recommended the Ancient Culture night.

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

Dear Charlie A, Fantastic to see guests from our local area coming along to the Cultural evening. Thank you for taking the opportunity as a local to visit us and let everyone know about your great experience! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a magical evening a must do, very spectacular in a magical setting and the food was fantastic. We did the Cultural Evening and loved every minute.

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

Dear Aroundtheworldwithjo, We love the magical feel of the night - so nice to hear you felt it too! More

Auckland, New Zealand.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We chose to take this evening out as it was well reviewed and we are so glad we did. You need to book ahead as its not that large, and the only way to get there is by their pick-up service which was spot on. Not that far out of Port Douglas but a different world when you get there.... More

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

Dear David-NZ, What a great review - thank you! Our Indigenous partners do strive to make the evening very intimate and personal so we are delighted this has come across for you and your dining companions! More

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