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Indigenous culture experience

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We felt so privileged to have experienced the night. The service was fantastic, the meal was delicious and we loved the dreamtime stories and didgeridoo playing. It was such a memorable evening and one that will stay with us forever!! Thank you for making our trip to Port Douglas so special. It was a real highlight!!

Catherine Jarvie


You haven’t been to the Tropical North until you’ve gained a little understanding of its Indigenous people.


Originating from the Daintree Rainforest, the Kuku Yalanji people have been living in harmony with their rainforest and reef environment for over 50,000 years. An integral part of the belief system of the Kuku Yalanji people (rainforest ‘’bama”) is centered around nature and the intimate knowledge of Mother Nature’s cycles.


Each Thursday night, journey into Dreamtime legend and discover the magic of local indigenous culture. Join the Flames of the Forest Cultural Experience with two Kuku Yalanji brothers sharing their remarkable culture with you during the evening. The performance features a cultural background story, traditional Dreamtime storytelling, 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 nature, heritage and spirituality and emerge with a true understanding of where you’ve been through timeless oral traditions.


This experience closes every year between December and April

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What to expect on your experience
  • Let us take care of your transfers from your Port Douglas Hotel

  • Be welcomed by sparkling wine and canapes on your arrival

  • Listen to the sounds of the oldest woodwind instrument in the world as a local Kuku Yalangi welcomes you through the rainforest to a spectacular dining setting

  • Share a table with other intrepid travelers as you are served a tropicfeast inspired by the land and locally sourced produce

  • Enjoy a full beverage service including Australian Wines and Beer along with soft drinks and juice

  • Learn an ancient dreamtime story to take home and share with your loved ones

  • Enjoy a memorable experience that you will talk about for years to come

  • One person One tree One World tree planting programme

What a dream time it was.. The respect for your culture and passion for story telling we believe, would’ve made your ancestors proud. We felt honoured and privileged to be welcomed onto such ancient land, to hear stories so sacred, carefully passed down from generation to generation. The local food and beverages were another highlight, indulgent and luxurious.. we were spoilt for choice.

Jake Collins - Woollard 

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