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Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

Cairns, Australia
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Selection of beverages including sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer and soft drink
  • Pre dinner drinks and canapes, seven dish plattered banquet served to communal tables of up to 10 guests (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Aboriginal cultural performance featuring storytelling, didgeridoo and song (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 6 course plated, tropical tasting menu on private tables to your booking size (Saturday)
  • Solo acoustic guitarist performance (Saturday)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

Pickup details

A pick up time will be confirmed from your chosen hotel after booking

What To Expect

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.

Flames of the Forest

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Flames of the Forest location is 15 minutes from Port Douglas, 40 minutes from Palm Cove and 1 hour from Cairns
  • Each table seats 10 people. No tables for two are available (except Saturday nights)
  • Meals are served on platters, banquet style to the table (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Vegetarian options are available with prior notice only
  • Children under 6 years not permitted on any evening. Children under 16 not catered for on Saturday nights however are welcome Tuesday and Thursday nights
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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One impressed Tourist - This was nicely done.
Peter D, Dec 2019
I was expecting an introduction to the Aboriginal Culture and dining experience and was blown away in a good way with this experience. I was not sure what to expect, but we were greeted just after sunset at our buss with lit torches and followed a path to a clearing with accent lighting in the trees and a tree lit with candles. In the clearing we were served Champaign and hors d’oeuvres while we took in the beauty of the evening and the wonderful effect of the lighting. Although the decorations were ordinary the effect was wonderful. We then were invited to dinner by an individual of Aborigine decent and in their language. The dining was in another clearing under a canopy but open to the elements of nature, back lit by lighting highlighting the forest experience. We were dining in the Forest, listening to the sounds in their natural elements and entertained by an individual playing the Didgeridoo. Dinner was backlit with soft music and between course entertained again by an aborigine providing an explanation of their culture and telling stories that have been handed down to their people for ages. The dinner was excellent, I believe a seven course meal and the service superb. I had to ask them to sop filling my wine glass. The entire evening was simple but elegant, we were not rushed and I came to experience the forest and understand their culture, I left feeling satisfied and grateful for the experience. I would highly recommend this to someone who wants to enjoy a cultural experience with fine dining. But remember you are in a forest and subject to the sights sounds and elements that come with it.
Highly recommended
Dennis_W, Jul 2019
Amazing experience, the lighting, rainforest at night, food was exceptional, and the music and stories not to be missed.
The setting is enchanting and the food...
Brent_R, Oct 2017
The setting is enchanting and the food was wonderful. Well worth doing!
Unfortunately this event was...
William_P, Sept 2017
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...
Timothy P, Jul 2017
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.
Amazing adventure, Great dinner, lovely...
Mitchell_E, Oct 2016
Amazing adventure, Great dinner, lovely setting and wonderful story telling. A must do event
an absolute MUST for any...
ROD_L, Oct 2016
an absolute MUST for any traveller.... the food was amazing and the whole experience enchanting.
This was an amazing experience for...
David L, Oct 2016
This was an amazing experience for us. The food was delicious, the staff very attentive and the Aboriginal story mesmerising. Highly recommend this adventure into Aboriginal culture.
Dinner was fantastic, served family...
Sheila K, Aug 2016
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...
Vincent_L, Jul 2016
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...
Amanda D, Jul 2016
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.
Great transfers from Palm Cove...
Vivienne_B, Jul 2016
Great transfers from Palm Cove, magical setting, excellent storytellers, enjoyed the company at our table. The wine and beer at the table was good with plenty of top ups. Beer, juice and bubbly wine only at meet and greet, which I don't drink. All the food was great although the chicken dish was too spicy for my taste. Just enough food, none left over. Rain on the tent roof while we dined made it even more atmospheric.
Great ambiance, but would've liked to...
Bruce_L, May 2016
Great ambiance, but would've liked to hear more stories
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I can only tell you I was awestruck...
Nanette S, Apr 2016
I can only tell you I was awestruck by this night! I thought that getting on a bus with 40 people was going to be average to bummed. As my husband and I arrived we were seated at a private table, quiet live guitar music played, it was magical. Guys this is the place to take that special girl.
What an amazing experience!! This...
jdepinto10, Jan 2016
What an amazing experience!! This was such a cool venue to host a dinner, and the staff was beyond wonderful. They claim that the food is a taste of Australia, and it is definitely that. I would very much recommend this tour just note that you take a bus up a very windy, narrow road, so if you get motion sickness, plan for that.
Food excellent, beautiful setting with...
Rhonda_t, Apr 2015
Food excellent, beautiful setting with atmosphere and friendly staff, enjoyed immensely
The atmosphere was just wonderful; a...
Kathryn M, Oct 2014
The atmosphere was just wonderful; a beautiful evening in the rain forest! The food was exceptional, and the music and stories were an experience not to be missed.
It was like a fairy tale I had years...
Andrew B, Jul 2014
It was like a fairy tale I had years in my eyes it's a must do high reccommend to anyone met some lovely people too.
We dined on a Saturday evening. No...
Kimberley K, Oct 2013
We dined on a Saturday evening. No cultural show on this night, but a solo talented guitar/vocalist provided the perfect amount of background to accompany our 6 courses. Menu was stunning, weather amazing, atmosphere was tranquil, kind of mystical and wonderful. Simply gorgeous...
Highly recommend everyone to go...
Agnes P, Oct 2013
Highly recommend everyone to go there! Great food, great wine and the decor was breath taking!


Product code: 3338FLAMES