Visit Guide to National Park Burabay

A stone’s throw from Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, Burabay National Park is a captivating destination for travellers seeking an escape from city life. Situated in the Kokshetau Hills, the park offers breathtaking landscapes with pristine lakes, lush forests, and striking rock formations. Visitors can expect a wide range of recreational activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

Getting There

Burabay National Park is a 90-minute drive north of Astana.

What to Expect

Nature lovers can expect stunning landscapes comprising serene lakes, verdant forests, and impressive rock formations at Burabay. The park’s rock formations, like the famous Okzhetpes and Zhumbaktas rocks, captivate visitors with their unique shapes, which offer photo opportunities and serve as landmarks within a wide area.

Exploring the park’s hiking trails is a popular activity. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes, and numerous bird species, offering opportunities for wildlife spotting and birdwatching.

Burabay’s pristine lakes, such as Lake Burabay and Lake Shchuchye, invite travelers for boating, fishing, and swimming excursions.


Visitors can also take a guided tour to the residence of Abylai Khan, one of Kazakhstan’s most revered early khans, known for his leadership during a tumultuous period in Kazakhstan’s history.

The site provides a glimpse into the political and social aspects of that period, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in Kazakh history, and serves as a testament to the rich heritage of the Kazakh people.

Facilities Available

Limited WC facilities are available throughout the park.

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