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Flames of the Forest: Dinner in the Enchanted Rainforest

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Key Highlights

  • This unique experience is sure to be a night you will always remember
  • The evening takes place under rainforest canopy in a World Heritage listed site
  • Be entertained by the sound of a didgeridoo and tales of aboriginal folklore
  • This popular experience sells out – pre book to avoid disappointment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transport is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Aboriginal Cultural Experience: Tuesday & Thursday
    Rainforest Dining Experience: Saturday

    Duration

    5 hours

    Start time

    Aboriginal Cultural Experience: Approx. 1750h (5:50pm)
    Rainforest Dining Experience: Approx. 1750h (5:50pm)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cairns. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cairns

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Ten minutes from Port Douglas, 50 minutes from Cairns and a world away from the everyday.

    Feel the wonder of this legendary place, and explore the mysteries of time and culture in the spell binding candle lit drama that is the enchanted forest.

    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.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel then ignite your senses, travel in air conditioned comfort along one of the worlds most picturesque coastal roads, before turning off the main highway, and journeying into the rainforest on bumpy track. Soon you will be halted by a flaming trench in the darkness. Walk along a flame lit trail beneath the canopy of the oldest rainforest in the world where soon you will be greeted by smiling waiters with sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres.

    Soon an Aboriginal brother will invite you to follow him across a small bridge where you will marvel at the stunning black silk lined marquee highlighted by crystal and bud light chandeliers awaiting your arrival. Enjoy a sumptuous seven dish plattered banquet accompanied by Australian wines and beer. After dinner, our Aboriginal brothers will share their remarkable history with you creating an unforgettable memory at an extraordinary natural venue.

    Indicative menu:

    To begin your journey
    Bush damper with a selection of dips, roast pumpkin and curried cashew nut, herb and garlic butter and basil pesto

    Sharing your journey with your table friends
    Fresh local Banana prawns with a green paw paw and snow pea shoot salad drizzled with pomegranate and lychee vinaigrette Rustic panzanella style salad of vine ripened tomatoes, Spanish onion, cucumber and roasted garlic croutons finished with bush basil and white balsamic dressing Lemon myrtle infused kangaroo loin on a bed of wild rocket and toasted macadamia nuts garnished with homemade fig chutney Steamed fillets of Barramundi wrapped in banana leaf with sautéed seasonal vegetables finished with a fragrant coconut and kaffir lime sauce.
    Thyme roasted chicken breast served with garlic baked tableland potatoes topped with spicy bush tomato salsa Mountain pepper and wattle seed crusted Black Angus sirloin with a warm salad of green beans tossed in almond butter finished with port wine juice.

    Final
    Traditional pavlova accompanied by seasonal tropical fruits, chantilly Kahlua cream and passion fruit coulis

    Beverages
    Bennetts Lane Sparkling Plantagenet Hazard Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz Crown Lager, Tooheys Extra Dray and Cascade Premium Light Soft drinks and Juices

    At the end of your evening in the rainforest you will be returned to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Aboriginal Cultural Experience:
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Aboriginal cultural performance including music and dreamtime storytelling
    • Wet weather cover
    • One tree planted in the Australian bush for every guest
    • Sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres on arrival
    • A tropical banquet including selected Australian wine and beers
    • Locally grown tea and coffee
    • Rainforest Dining Experience:
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Wet weather cover
    • 3 course set menu
    • Australian wine and beers
    • Locally grown tea and coffee
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Please advise of any dietary preferences at the time of booking.

    10 passengers are required for a guaranteed departure. Should 10 people not book for your chosen date every effort will be made to move you to an alternative date. Should this not be possible you will be offered a full refund.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • must do for the epicurean

      A feast for the senses. This was an extraordinary special evening. Very unique idea. Highly recommended....

      Jennifer Stutt
    • Flames of the Forest: Dinner in the Enchanted Rainforest

      Enjoyed the Flames of the Forest Dinner very much. Food was great, and very plentiful, venue was great (in fact, as advertised, enchanting), service was good, and entertainment...

      Geoffrey F Lee