While many of the valleys in the northeast are linear in nature, the valley of the Mitta Mitta River winds back and forth around hills and mountains, creating a valley unique in character. The roads up the valley, in truncating some of the spurs running down to the river alternatively mount the sides of the valley and fall to the flat flood plain. Thus introducing interest and variety to a trip along the valley and help in the identification of discrete spaces within the valley which is not possible in many other valleys of the northeast.
The northeast character is strong - linear forested valley sides and cleared valley floor. Mitta Mitta township, at the head of the broad section of the valley, is also a feature of particular note. The Billabongs and meanders of the river are often surrounded by a line of weeping willows which are typical of the landscape of this region of Victoria. The river and associated features support a plentiful variety of birdlife, especially waterbirds.