The Challenge


The challenge is a  continuous event in which you can participate at a time of your own choosing.

Your objective is to find and photograph nine Pioneer headstones, answer a quiz and submit a short account of what you have learnt about the Pioneers. Your participation will also assist the country towns you visit on the way.

You can enter a challenge as an individual, a family or in a team of friends and you can choose a portion of Route 120 , or of it from York to Albany.

How the Challenge

The challenge invites you to explore incredible locations in your own backyard that you never know existed.


1. Register a team

Max 5 per team. Register in advance. Play any time.

2. Plan your trip

Select a town on Route 120 to start and town to end.

3. Pay entry fee

Entry fee is $50 to Rotary Charities.

4. Find your pioneers

Receive 9 pioneers and a map. Search and discover.

5. Solve town quiz

Chase clues in each town. Fun for all the family.

The Route

Route 120 From York to Albany Via 17 Country Towns

The challenge aims to encourage tourism to the inland wheatbelt towns along the Great Southern Highway (Route 120) which have been bypassed by other roads from Perth to Albany.

Not only do these towns have beautiful pioneer buildings dating from early settlement but also are holiday-rich in nature reserves, museums, galleries old and new hotels and places to eat.


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Funds for

The Pioneer Challenge is run by Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. The Challenge raises money for local Australian and international charity supporting disadvantaged groups and communities, medical research, Polio eradication and disaster relief.

Complete the challenge
in your own time

$50 per Team – Proceeds to Charity

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are travelling and
pay our respects to Elders past and present.