Charles Darwin National Park is notable for a number of World War 2-era concrete bunkers, one of which has been converted into a visitors centre and display of World War 2 memorabilia. Charles Darwin National Park is also home to a number of excellent lookouts from the Park towards the city of Darwin. It has a number of middens used by the Larrakia people.
The park has extensive fire trails suitable for bush walking plus an excellent mountain bike trail. The mountain bike trail is maintained by the Darwin Off-Road Cyclists Club.
A number of regular events are held in the Park, including the worldwide Earthdance festival.