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Cairns Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

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  • Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3338FLAMES
Step into the world's oldest rainforest to dine by candlelight during an unforgettable evening of fine food and entertainment at the Flames of the Forest dinner experience. Feel the wonder of this legendary location, enjoy live guitar music or an Aboriginal storytelling and cultural performance, and dine on a sumptuous multi-course meal in an enchanting rainforest setting. Your meal is accompanied by Australian wines and beer, and finishes with mouth-watering desserts. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels.


  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
After pickup at your hotel, your driver takes you to a special location in the rainforest where your Flames of the Forest dinner takes place.

Walk beneath the forest canopy along a trail that glows in torchlight. Arrive at a secluded clearing where you are welcomed with sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres. 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.

For details about the rest of your evening, please see the options and menus below:

Flames of the Forest 7-course Banquet Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):

Feast on a 7-course banquet that uses the freshest local produce (menu below), meats and seafood. Your meal includes Australian sparkling, white and red wines, beer and soft drinks. Watch an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, storytelling and song.

Flames of the Forest 6-course Tropical Tasting Menu Dining Experience (Saturday):

Savor a 6-course tropical tasting menu that is designed to introduce you to the flavors of the Tropical North. It is served plated and accompanied by premium wines. Enjoy a solo acoustic guitarist who plays enchanting music during your meal.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas hotels

Departure Time:
  • Cairns - from 6:00pm
  • Palm Cove - from 6:40pm
  • Port Douglas - from 7:00pm

You will arrive at Flames of the Forest at approximately 7:30pm

5 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point. Departure from the Flames in the Forest is at approximately 10:30pm.

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Cultural ex Cairns Nth Beaches
Code: FOFA

Flames of the Forest candlelit dining experience with pickup/drop off from Cairns, Palm Cove & Northern Beaches hotels. Includes 7-course banquet with Australian wine and beer; Aboriginal storytelling

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Cultural ex Port Douglas

Flames of the Forest candlelit dining experience with pickup/drop off from Port Douglas hotels. Includes 7-course dinner with Australian wine and beer; Aboriginal storytelling

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Dining ex Cairns Nth Beaches
Code: FOFD

Flames of the Forest rainforest dining experience with pickup/drop off from Cairns & Northern Beaches hotels. Includes 6-course tropical tasting dinner with Australian wine and beer.

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Dining ex Port Douglas

Flames of the Forest rainforest dining experience with pickup/drop off from Port Douglas. Includes 6-course tropical tasting dinner with Australian wine and beer.

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Cairns Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

Flames of the Forest

7-course aboriginal cultural experience (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Pre-dinner drinks and Hors d'oeuvres
  • 7-course banquet with premium wines and soft drink
  • Aboriginal cultural performance
6-course rainforest dining experience (Saturday)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 6-course tropical tasting dinner including premium wines and soft drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • 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
  • Vegetarian option is available on Tuesday and Thursday only, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
Flames of the Forest 7-course Banquet Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):
Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Trio of dips - roasted eggplant with red pepper, feta & fresh herbs, basil pesto & traditional butter served with freshly baked bread
  • Fresh local Tiger prawns served with a crisp vegetable and sprout salad, with a chili and lime dressing
  • Tableland salad of mesclun, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic croutons and Spanish onion finished with a honey mustard dressing
  • Lemon myrtle infused kangaroo loin on a bed of wild rocket and toasted macadamia nuts garnished with homemade fig chutney
  • Locally caught pan-fried reef fish served with lightly steamed seasonal greens and finished with a fragrant coconut and kaffir lime broth
  • Jungle-spiced chicken breast with an aromatic fresh date and fire-roasted red pepper couscous topped with a mint and bush lime yogurt
  • Slow roasted Black Angus sirloin served on a warm kipfler potato and green bean salad accompanied by confit cherry tomatoes, finished with a red wine jus
  • Traditional Pavlova accompanied by seasonal tropical fruits, fragrant vanilla bean chantilly cream and passion fruit coulis
  • Sparkling wine aperitif
  • Bennetts lane NV Brut
For the meal:
  • white wine - Plantagenet Hazard Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • red wine - Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz
  • beer - Toohey's Extra Dry, Crown Lager, Cascade Premium Light
  • soft drinks - cola, lemonade, orange juice
Flames of the Forest 6-course tropical tasting menu Dining Experience (Saturday):
Sample Menu:
First Course:
  • Lightly seared kangaroo loin carpaccio served with a rocket, parmesan and Spanish onion salad with fresh truffle oil, dressed with aged balsamic glaze
  • Smoked crocodile rillette with crisp cucumber slice & salsa verde
  • House made spanner crab tortellini in a fennel cream sauce with fresh garden herbs
  • Pan-seared coral trout on sauteed seasonal greens with a lemon myrtle infused beurre blanc accompanied by a fresh herb salsa
  • Port-braised beef cheek on duchess potato accompanied by spring baby vegetables
  • Black sapote pavé (chocolate pudding fruit) with orange blossom cream and pistachio nut praline
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Rhonda T, April 2015

Food excellent, beautiful setting with atmosphere and friendly staff, enjoyed immensely

Reviewed by: Kathryn M, October 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.

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Tour code: 3338FLAMES