Back to nature, glamping at Boho Cartel, Crows Nest, QLD

So, the story goes like this… I visited the Boho Markets in Brisbane about 6 months ago doing a postcard drop for my business. I took my two girls with me as : ONE they love all things markets. TWO I think it’s important for them to see creatives making a living from a craft. THREE They are great company.

Anyhoo, as I was chatting away to Leigh at Boho Cartel, the girls were filling in a form.. which I thought was to join their newsletter. Turns out they entered us into a competition and we won!

Fast forward 6 months and we are heading to Boho Cartel Glamping near Crow’s Nest for a 2-night glamping adventure!

The journey took us via Esk, where we stopped for brunch at a beautiful retro cafe, that focused on working with local suppliers to provide the most delicious food. I had a wander down the high street and snapped old buildings and abundant orange trees.

Trading Post in Esk
Orange Tree in Esk

On arrival at Boho Cartel we were met with two beautifully designed sleeping tents, a super cool kitchen camp made from upcycled materials, and a huge campfire area with bags of wood waiting for us.

Now, as a family we LOVE a campfire, it is number one on our list of criteria when choosing a campsite. Hours are spent talking, playing, cooking, reading, and journalling around a fire, and this campfire did not disappoint!

Fireside journaling at Glamp site

Eco-conscious camping

One of the things that really stood out at Boho Cartel was that whilst it was a glamping experience, the site was as eco-conscious as it could be. The lights were powered by solar, the materials were upcycled, and the furnitures were vintage. The loo was a long drop, saving on water, the shower and washing up water were from a rainwater tank. The site was surrounded by trees and wild grasses and an abundance of birds and wildlife.

Boho cartel glamping at crows nest Qld
Blue skies and gum trees at Boho Cartel Glamping
Walking at Crows Nest National Park

Sunrise and sunset

One of the perks of camping in the winter months is the later sunrise and slightly later start to the day, I was up at 6.30am and this is the view that greeted me as I opened the tent. With the fire easy to get going again and a cup of tea to hand, it was the perfect start to the day, especially as it was just me and my youngest that were up at that time!

Bell tent at Boho Cartel Glamping
Sunrise at Boho Cartel Glamping with an open fire

Turkish Bread toasting on a camp fire
Dad and daughter making a camp breakfast

Breakfast on the fire was Turkish bread and bacon sandwiches. No matter where we camp, we always bring a tablecloth with us.. I think it is the Interior Designer in me!

shirt hanging over vintage door
Pancake making

The next day we had pancakes for breakfast, courtesy of our youngest daughter who is a buddy chef and baker…. and rather cute in her rainbow unicorn onesie!

On site there is also the use of this stunning magnesium pool, a tad cold for me but my husband and daughter went for a dip. The view is just breathtaking!

Crows Nest Living Museum
Living Museum Crows Nest

If you fancy a bit of education (how we justified a day off school) a visit to the local Crows Nest Museum & Historical Village is well worth it. Really well done and very hands-on. Click HERE to find out more about it.

Lily's Artisan in Crows Nest

Another treat in the village was the recently opened Lily’s Artisan… where they collect local windfall and excess fruits & vegetables to make them into jars of pickled veggies, jam, and chutneys… plus their sausage rolls are just amazing.

Suze and Leigh, the owners and most amazing hosts at Boho Cartel Glamping

A view from a local walk at Crows Nest National Park

Our two adventure-mad girls who are always up a bit of off-road magic!

Thank you Boho Cartel Glamping for the BEST weekend, we can’t wait to come back again! If you are looking for a weekend of beautiful surrounding and a great night’s sleep I highly recommend you check this place out 🙂



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