Lush rainforest, waterways complete with crocodiles, crystalline seas and bountiful exotic crops abound in the warm, humid region of tropical north Queensland. Bill takes us on roads fringed by tall sugar cane that stretch for kilometres, heralding his arrival in the tropical north. In nearby dense rainforest, a secretive vanilla bean plot is found, where its passionate custodian can sniff the air to detect when each precious bean ripens. Australia's first cocoa is growing here, and Australia's best and tastiest prawns are trawled in the nearby warm and idyllic waters. The Tropical North bears the most exquisite and unique ingredients for vibrant, sunny dishes... perfect for slowing down in the heat, kicking back under palms or by the pool.