On the way to Phillip Island I stopped at the Koala conservation center to see one of Australia's most famous marsupials up close.
Koala napping (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)
The penguin parade was incredible! We weren't allowed to take photos of the penguins as they came ashore (so as to not scare them with flashes), however, here's a picture from their website.
Little blue penguin under a boardwalk (Photo: Phillip Island tours)
Now that I've had some time to get settled in and have some fun around Melbourne it's time to get down to business.
Tomorrow I head south of Melbourne to meet with a local seadragon expert and hopefully get in my first dive.
Here's hoping my next post will be about my first seadragon sighting!