Haven't we all at some point in time fantasized about stepping through a cinema/TV screen and into the world of our favourite movies and television shows? I certainly have!

With its modern, urban setting and stunning harbour, it is easy to see why Sydney leads the way as an ideal and versatile shooting destination. Movies shot here have been set in New York (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kangaroo Jack), Chicago (The Matrix and sequels), London (Birthday Girl), Seville (Mission Impossible 2), Bombay (Holy Smoke), Darwin (Australia), Myanmar (Stealth), Mars (Red Planet) and the fictitious city of Metropolis (Superman Returns, Babe: Pig in the City).

Whether popular landmarks or off the beaten track locations that are often hard to find, you can now explore Sydney in a fun and unique way with the SYDNEY ON SCREEN walking guides. Catering to Sydneysiders as much as visitors, the guides have something to offer everyone, from history, architecture and movie buffs to nature lovers.

See where productions such as Superman Returns, The Matrix and sequels, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Candy, Mission Impossible 2, Mao's Last Dancer, Babe: Pig in the City, Kangaroo Jack, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Muriel's Wedding, The Bold and the Beautiful, Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure and many more were filmed.

Maps and up-to-date information on Sydney's attractions are provided to help you plan your walk. Pick and choose from the suggested itinerary to see as little or as much of the city as you like.

So, come and discover the landscapes and locations that draw filmmakers to magical Sydney, and walk in the footsteps of the stars!


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Click on the picture above to see a preview of all four walking guides and on the picture below to see larger stills of Sydney movie and television locations featured in the slideshow!

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Sydney on Screen guides are now available for purchase at the following outlets:

Travel Concierge, Sydney International Airport, Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall (between gates A/B and C/D), Mascot - Ph: 1300 40 20 60

The Museum of Sydney shop, corner of Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9251 4678

The Justice & Police Museum shop, corner of Albert & Phillip Streets, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9252 1144

The Mint shop, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2416

Hyde Park Barracks shop, Queen Square, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2311

Travel Up! (travel counter) c/o Wake Up Sydney Central, 509 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph (02) 9288 7888

The Shangri-La Hotel (concierge desk), 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9250 6018

The Sebel Pier One (concierge desk), 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8298 9901

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney (concierge desk), 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8214 0000

The Sydney Marriott Circular Quay (concierge desk), 30 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9259 7000

Boobook on Owen, 1/68 Owen Street, Huskisson - Ph: (02) 4441 8585

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Sex confessions: Jason Donovan opens up on Travelodge first time with Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan in the early episodes of Neighbours and the early years of their romance. Picture: Supplied

News.com.au reports

They had one of the most famous relationships in pop history following their on-screen soap romance.

But Jason Donovan has admitted that when he and Kylie first got serious, it wasn't the most romantic of settings - as they consummated their relationship in a Travelodge.

The Daily Mail reports the Strictly Come Dancing star also revealed that the pop star was the love of his life and was left heartbroken when she left him for INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

But speaking to Piers Morgan, in what is said to be his most frank interview to date, Donovan, now 43, said it was Kylie who pursued him.

Opening up to the journalist on his Life Stories TV show, the former soap star said: "She chased me and then I guess I gradually gave in. The next thing you know we were working and having this relationship.

"At the time it was great. We cemented it in a Sydney Travelodge. Travelodges in those days were posh places."

He said she was his first love and there was "a lot of chemistry between us" but he knew it would come to an end as she started to become more successful than him.

He said: "I could see her slipping away. We argued a lot about her wanting to go off and do other things."

And he revealed that he was with her when she met Michael Hutchence for the first time.

Jason said that's "where the relationship began" and he was then dumped by her in a phonecall in 1989 while she was in Japan and he was in New York.

He said: "I later found out from my manager that they had met up in Hong Kong and I did not take it easily.

"For a male it’s a difficult thing to deal with to be dropped by a woman, but not only a woman but someone of her status. I took it hard.

"But you move on. I never went to an INXS concert after that."

Ironically, it was Hutchence - who was found dead aged 37 in a hotel room in Sydney - who saved Donovan when he collapsed at a party in Los Angeles after taking cocaine.

He was at Kate Moss's 21st birthday party at the Viper Room club and said: "I had a seizure and I don’t remember anything. It’s not comfortable seeing those images.

"Michael took the drugs off me that night and got me into the ambulance. It was good of him to do that."

Donovan said he finally beat his cocaine addiction when he met and married his wife Angela in 1998 and they went on to have three children - Jemma, 12, Zach, 11, and one-year-old Molly.

He said: "Once Jemma was born things started to dilute. Drugs were no longer the priority. Gradually I ended up falling out of love with cocaine and in love with my daughter and back in love with the woman who changed the landscape of my life.

"Getting married made us stronger and it is great for the kids. She is the love of my life."

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