Experience an enchanting night at the Flames of the Forest dinner, held in the world's oldest rainforest. Dine by candlelight at an open-air site, feasting on a gourmet multi-course meal while enjoying live entertainment such as an Aboriginal cultural performance or live guitar music. Sip Australian wines and beer, and finish off with tantalizing desserts before your included transfer to your hotel in Cairns, the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas.
Flames of the Forest dinner experience, from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas
Enjoy a multi-course gourmet meal accompanied by Australian wines and beer
Bask in the romance of a stunning candlelit rainforest setting
Listen to the music of a solo acoustic guitarist during the dinner (Saturdays)
Become enchanted by storytelling from the Aboriginal Dreamtime (Tuesday and Thursday)
Includes pickup and drop-off from all Port Douglas, Cairns and Palm Cove hotels
Your Flame of the Forest dinner starts with hotel pickup from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Transfer in a comfortable climate-controlled vehicle to the specially designed open-air dining site situated in the rainforest surrounding Cairns.
When you arrive, follow a short pathway lit by flaming torches to arrive at a secluded clearing. The gracious staff welcomes you with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine. Sip your wine as you take in the nighttime forest and dining area, which is illuminated with budlight chandeliers and flickering candles, all set under a high tented canopy. For the meal, take a seat at a shared table and enjoy a memorable evening.
The 7-course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The entertainment features an Aboriginal performance of didgeridoo, storytelling and song. On Saturdays, the 6-course Rainforest Dining Experience takes place with a guitarist that entertains diners with solo acoustic guitar.
For details about the evening, please see options and menus below under Itinerary.
Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to low bookings. We were really disappointed as we had heard from other travelers that this was an amazing night. Guess next time back, we'll hopefully get to do it.
Very unique and beautiful dining experience. We went on an evening with the acoustic guitar - music was just right- some songs we knew some we had not heard before - nice accompaniment to the meal.
Setting was mesmerizing - twinkling lights and dancing shadows....having a table jut to ourselves gave the evening a romantic, special feeling.
Food was most interesting - and tasty. Wine choices were fine and plentiful.....might have been nice to have a unique after dinner wine with the desert.
The drive from our hotel in Cairns was surprisingly long but gave us a chance to see areas/towns that we wouldn't have otherwise had a chance to see.
Dinner was fantastic, served family style. I was able to try dishes that I wouldn't order off a menu for example, kangaroo. The aboriginal music and story telling was an added bonus. The atmosphere was romantic.
This was a bit of a strange experience. When compared to the cost, I did not feel it was worth it. The food was fantastic, albeit quite gourmet and perhaps too ritzy for some tastes, but beautifully prepared. We went on a Saturday night but we were not impressed with the guitarist. The atmosphere was nice but it was simply lights strung from the trees. I would not do this tour again in the future.
It was a truly amazing experience. Something I have never seen anywhere else and not likely to forget any time soon. The food was delishious. Not a scrap was sent back to the kitchen and all the staff were very pleasant. Highly recommend to anyone.