Since writing about Flames of the Forest two years ago for our 100 Great Things To Do In Australia You’ve Never Heard Of, this sublime dining experience has undergone some changes.

With the sounds of the forest and nearby mountain creek providing accompaniment, the entire experience is food for your soul.

For starters, having picked up the marquee and moved two minutes along the bush path to a new site, the restaurant can now cater for up to 900 people. Luckily the concept hasn’t changed – guests dine under a protective covering beneath the canopy of a Port Douglas rainforest.

The staff just finished hand-beading crystal chandeliers and installing new candelabras that cast a twinkling glow over the larger patch of rainforest. Add thousands of twinkling candles, champagne on arrival and beautiful food prepared onsite and Flames of the Forest returns bigger and better.

Now you can choose between two experiences: a night of Aboriginal storytelling or a romantic evening for two. The Aboriginal cultural performance by Gary and Robert Creek follows a six-course banquet with storytelling and didgeridoo performances. With the sounds of the forest and nearby mountain creek providing accompaniment, the entire experience is food for your soul.

A three-course meal is served at tables set for two on Saturday nights, so indulge in a night away from the rest of the world with your special someone.

Did you know: Staff at Flames of the Forest are always on hand to make sure guests are enjoying their meal, and in fact have happily pointed out the perfect spot to pop the question on several occasions.

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