Flames of the Forest
Australia’s only rain forest dining experience invites travelers for an evening of food and entertainment under the stars in one of the world’s oldest rain forests. The multi-course meal, highlighting ingredients from the rain forest, is served by candlelight to the sounds of live acoustic guitar or Aboriginal music and storytelling.
Guests of the Flames of the Forest Cultural Experience have two different experiences to choose from. The Aboriginal Cultural Experience celebrates the culture of the Kuku Yalanji people through storytelling, didgeridoo, and song, while the Rainforest Dining Experience is a more low-key, romantic event with live acoustic guitar music. Both include a multi-course plated dinner served alongside Australian wine and beer.
Things to Know Before You Go
Flames of the Forest is one of the best dinner shows in the Port Douglas area.
- Experiences last two to three hours, not including time for transportation to the site.
- Gratuities are not included in the ticket price.
- Vegan and vegetarian options are available.
- The dinner show is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
While there is no public transportation to the Flames of the Forest dinner site, tickets include pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns, the Northern Beaches, and Port Douglas. It is not possible to self-drive to the site.
When to Get There
Flames of the Forest only takes place three times per week. The Aboriginal Cultural Experience is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, while the Rainforest Dining Experience is on Saturday evenings.
Tjapukai Night Fire
If you’re in the area on a night when Flames of the Forest is closed (or simply want to try something different for a night out), the Tjapukai people host their own dinner show, called Night Fire. This lakeside performance features a buffet dinner and a live cultural performance inspired by the legends of Queensland’s wet and dry seasons.