1. Eastern Uplands (EU)
1.3.1 Low relief landscapes at low elevation (Cann River south, Silvan, Templestowe)
1.3.2 Enclosed landscapes of low relief (Murmungee, Omeo, Dargo, Buldah)
1.3.3 Terraces, fans and floodplains (Kiewa Valley, Wonnangatta Valley)
1.3.4 Karst with depressions (Buchan)
|This unit contains landscapes of low relief at the bottom of the geomorphological erosional sequence in the Eastern Uplands where further down-cutting of the drainage system is limited by regional base-levels, either sea level for the southern part of unit 1.3.1 where the coast is its southern margin, or more local base levels for the northern part and for units 1.3.2, 1.3.3 and 1.3.4. |
Unit 1.3.4 is distinctive because it is on a small outcrop of Devonian limestone, relatively rare in the Eastern Uplands, and has many characteristic kast features.
On the southern side of the Eastern Uplands this landscape occurs as a dissected plateau-like surface known as the Nillumbik Terrrain. It extends from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (e.g. Camberwell and Templestowe) around Mt Dandenong (including Silvan and Wandin) through Gembrook and as far east as Bairnsdale. It may extend further eastwards as gravel-capped flattened spurs fringing the higher uplands to Cann River and even beyond.