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Five Captivating Jigsaw Puzzles That Remind You of Australia

Pieces of the puzzle

Looking for a gift that’s more than just an object? Something that actually brings the family together and provides an activity?

Consider a jigsaw puzzle from I Still Call Australia Home. Whether buying as a gift or just for yourself because you love puzzles, jigsaws puzzles are a great choice.

With the pieces splayed out on a coffee table, the living room turns into a centre of activity.

There’s a calm, meditative quality to sorting through a puzzle’s pieces. And a great satisfaction when you finally slide that last piece into place. 

1,000 Piece Puzzles: Australia-Themed Jigsaw

Solving a jigsaw puzzle requires patience and attention to detail. There’s a lot of trial and error as you figure out what goes where. So, it’s a perfect activity for kids that are still learning to slow down and appreciate delayed gratification.

It can be hard to find truly engrossing activities for kids — those that capture the imagination and attention for minutes, hours, or days. Jigsaw puzzles can do this.

Putting together jigsaw puzzles is just as great for older folks. It’s a pleasant time-passing activity that exercises short term memory and encourages healthy neural connections.

Puzzle-solving is also excellent for bringing the whole family together. It appeals equally to the young and old. A good puzzle might take a few days to put together, providing a leisurely pastime to sit down with repeatedly.

For your next jigsaw puzzle, peruse our Australia-themed collection. Each puzzle features imagery that’s unmistakably Australian.

You’ll find rich, vibrant prints. Some are more playful and silly, while others are simply lovely pieces of artwork.

Let’s have a look at five of our current favourite jigsaw puzzles. Visit our jigsaw puzzles page to view the entire collection. 

Lovers Paddle Jigsaw Puzzle

jigsaw puzzles, Australia-themed, featuring koalas and other native wildlife
Jigsaw Puzzle – Lovers Paddle

The Lovers Paddle puzzle features two cheerful koalas sharing a stand-up paddleboard ride. They’re dressed for the occasion in their best beachwear, with the missus sporting some festive flowers in her hair.

The print is full of activity, with palm trees, flowers, birds, and a sunset background.

Here are the specifications for the Lovers Paddle puzzle:

  • 1,000 interlocking pieces
  • Designed for ages 12 and up
  • Finished size of 70 cm by 50 cm

Moonlight Whale Jigsaw Puzzle

jigsaw puzzles featuring beautiful artwork depicting the wildlife of Australia
Australian Jigsaw Puzzle – Dancing in the Moonlight

The Moonlight Whale jigsaw puzzle features the stunning artwork of Aboriginal artist Garry Purchase. Purchase is of Dharawal, Bidjigal, and Dhungutti descent and grew up in the Aboriginal community of La Perouse.

The puzzle is a challenging 1,000 piece set. The payoff upon completion is the gorgeous image of a whale breaching against a moonlit sky. Blues and purples create the perfect nighttime scenery for a profound wildlife encounter.

The whale, shown here in all its power and grace, is a spirit animal significant to the Dharawal people. This beautiful print celebrates both the natural beauty and the people of Australia.

Here are the specifications for the Moonlight Whale puzzle:

  • 1,000 interlocking pieces
  • Designed for ages 12 and up
  • Finished size of 48 cm by 60 cm

Exotic Paradiso Jigsaw Puzzle

2021 jigsaw puzzles, Australia-themed, featuring birds, animals, and flowers
Jigsaw Puzzle – Exotic Paradiso

The Exotic Paradiso puzzle displays a richly detailed mosaic of Australian wildlife. You’ll find a koala, a quoll, banksia flowers, and more.

The variety of elements that fill the print mean that this puzzle won’t have you toiling over dozens of plain blue sky pieces. Each portion of the puzzle features its own intricate artwork, which makes for a fresh and dynamic experience as you put it together.

Here are the specifications for the Exotic Paradiso puzzle:

  • 1,000 interlocking pieces
  • Designed for ages 12 and up
  • Finished size of 70 cm by 50 cm

Sunny Outback Mischief Jigsaw Puzzle

2021 jigsaw puzzles, Australia-themed, with animals in an outback landscape
Jigsaw Puzzle – Sunny Outback Mischief

With a name like “Sunny Outback Mischief”, it’s no surprise that the featured rascals here are some flannel-sporting kangaroos. It’s clear from their furry facial expressions that they’re up to no good.

This print is full of different elements and little details, from the varied garments worn by the kangaroos to the little windmill in the background. You might even spot your favourite Australian feathered friend lounging on the clothesline.

Here are the specifications for the Sunny Outback Mischief puzzle:

  • 1,000 interlocking pieces
  • Designed for ages 12 and up
  • Finished size of 70 cm by 50 cm

Australia Nostalgia Jigsaw Puzzle

jigsaw puzzles for 2021, featuring native flowers and other Australian imagery
Jigsaw Puzzle – Australia Nostalgia

The Australia Nostalgia jigsaw puzzle features a warm and cozy scene. There’s a smiling stuffed animal koala, along with Australian birds, flowers, and butterflies.

Each piece of wildlife forms a manageable cluster of puzzle pieces. There are lots of varied colours and brushstrokes to keep you progressing towards the final piece.

This puzzle will make a great gift for anyone who loves or misses Australia.

Here are the specifications for the Australia Nostalgia puzzle:

  • 1,000 interlocking pieces
  • Designed for ages 12 and up
  • Finished size of 70 cm by 50 cm

Where to Find Australian-Themed Gift Ideas

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful Australia-themed jigsaw puzzle.

Fans of jigsaw puzzles tout the activity’s potential to improve concentration and memory, relieve anxiety and promote togetherness.

Plus, jigsaw puzzles have become increasingly more popular in recent years. They’re timeless classics, but it’s also a great time to give one as a gift to someone that likes keeping up with current hobby trends.

For other gift ideas, visit our many collections of Australia-themed gifts and products. You’ll find:

  • Mugs
  • Soaps and hand creams
  • Prints and art
  • Coasters and placemats
  • Clothing
  • Reusable shopper bags

...and so much more, all made to showcase the Australian spirit.

We carry a large selection of Australian-made products. That’s because we believe in the importance of supporting our homegrown talent and the Australian manufacturing industry.

We send Australian gifts around the world, providing the perfect solution to gift-giving for loved ones that are living or travelling abroad. We ship to:

  • Australia
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • The Philippines
  • Denmark

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details on shipping.

For your next amazing Australian-themed gift, I Still Call Australia Home has just what you’re looking for.

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