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)
|To the north of the Divide, areas of undulating plains and low hills cut in Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks and granites, characterise the Wedderburn, Bendigo and Rushworth districts, as the landscape gently descends to the Northern Riverine Plains (Tier 4). The low hills south of Wodonga, and at Chiltern and Springhurst are also included.|
On the southern side of the Eastern Uplands, a dissected plateau-like surface of hills known as the Nillumbik Terrain extends from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (e.g., Camberwell and Templestowe) around Mt Dandenong and further eastwards to the NSW border. The hilly landscape to the east from Cann River to the border has the appearance of a dissected plateau.
The vegetation of the northern areas consists mainly of the typical box – ironbark open forest of grey box, yellow box, red box, yellow gum and red ironbark with sparse understory of sclerophyllous shrubs and perennial grasses. Forest red gum forms grassy open forest or woodland along drainage lines.
The soils in the northern areas are predominantly red to yellow acid texture soils (Kurosols).