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“Great evening's entertainment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flames of the Forest

Flames of the Forest
Mowbray River Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 3144
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Great evening's entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a "must do" night out while in Port Douglas. Great food, lovely wine and wonderful entertainment.

This is a great way to get a "sneak peak" into the ways of the indigenous people.
The staff were warm and friendly. I would advise that you don't have a big lunch on the day of your visit as there is copious quantities of both food and wine provided.

Visited September 2012
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Natalie J, Director of Sales at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Alan_and_Linda,

Absolutely delighted you enjoyed Flames! It certainly is a big meal - when I go out to the venue I make sure I have a small lunch! It is wonderful you feel Flames is a 'must do' in our beautiful region, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another lovely evening!
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“Brilliant evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We couldn't have been more pleased with our evening from start to finish. The staff were friendly, food was amazing, wine was plentiful and the setting magical. The aboriginal story telling was simple but meaningful in a very spiritual setting.

Visited September 2012
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Natalie J, Director of Sales at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Chris K,

It is really wonderful for our staff to read reviews which focus on the simplicity of our Indigenous story telling. It is lovely to know the experience was very meaningful for you and we hope you pass the story on to others!
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“An amazing dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A must do if in Port Douglas. Absolutely beautiful dining experience. The food was so delicious and the indigenous cultural show was a very special experience.

Visited September 2012
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Natalie J, Director of Sales at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear WendTravelor,

Delighted you felt Flames was a "must do" in Port Douglas! Thank you for taking the time to tell others how you felt about our experience!
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“Magical!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It was beautiful! We did the Saturday night individual dining option with the 7 course tasting menu. The setting is breathtaking, it's so mystical when you arrive to a flame lit path, and huge lit chandeliers dangling from the black tent ceiling.

The lighting is what makes it so nice, candles everywhere and it's so dim and pretty. The food is wonderful, and even my partner liked it - they have unusual tastes like smoked crocodile and kangaroo (he usually won't even eat sushi). I don't think it would have been as nice if we had done the sharing platter option on the Friday - maybe with a big group.

The waiters are very attentive and were constantly topping up our glasses. It is expensive, but I think so absolutely worth it! It was our four year anniversary that night, and I don't think we could have gone anywhere better in Australia for dinner.

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Natalie J, Director of Sales at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear cis4courtney,

Happy Anniversary! It is great to have guests celebrating such a wonderful occasion with us. Well done to your partner for giving some of our unusual dishes a go - we really enjoy presenting something a little bit different to our guests as part of the experience.
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“Amazing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had an amazing night with sensational food service and the ambience of the haunting rainforest surroundings added to the special never to experience. The aboriginal stories were very interesting and sent you back in time with a small insight as to how the aboriginal culture and history was in years gone by. Well worth it.

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Natalie J, Director of Sales at Flames of the Forest, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Dear Greg D,

Delighted you enjoyed the great food and surrounds of our stunning rainforest. The stories of our Indigenous people are like a journey back in time, and we are delighted you enjoyed this aspect of the evening as it really can be such an uplifting experience!
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