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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Sydney on Screen walking guides now on sale!

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!

Copyright © 2011 by Luke Brighty / Unless otherwise specified, all photographs on this blog copyright © 2011 by Luke Brighty

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

NSW, interstate and international customers can order copies of Sydney on Screen using PayPal. Contact us at sydneyonscreen@hotmail.com to inquire about cost and shipping fees.

All four volumes of Sydney on Screen are available to download onto your PC or Kindle at:
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Shining stars light up Sydney during their Australian visits

Red carpet ... Zac Efron at The Lucky One premiere at Westfield Bondi Junction / Pic: Adam Ward Source: The Daily Telegraph

Kathy McCabe, The Daily Telegraph, reports

What is a superstar to do in Sydney with all that down time between red carpet appearances and chatfests?

If you are One Direction and just got off a plane this morning, you hope your hotel room windows are double-glazed to block out the teenagers screaming your name from the street below.

The British boy band will be talking up their smash hit debut album Up All Night and performing non-stop for the next week, so they are catching up on beauty sleep today.

But an old hand who has weathered his share of adoring female fans - Zac Efron - knows how to fill a holiday weekend in Sydney when he is not meeting and greeting.

Efron covered up in cashmere for the golf course after treating onlookers to a full frontal view of that sensational six-pack on the balcony of his luxury hotel.

Fellow Park Hyatt guest Tony Bennett, an acclaimed painter when he is not exercising those golden tonsils, chose to capture the glory of Sydney Harbour on canvas.

Acting singer Rihanna struck fierce poses when she ventured out on her balcony, while her Battleship co-star Brooklyn Decker soaked up Sydney's Indian summer.

Welcome to the celebrity playground of Sydney, where the world's most famous actors and musicians don't mind singing for their supper in between a spot of hard-earned rest and recreation.

It was back to work last night for Hollywood hearth-throb Efron, with the High School Musical survivor getting up close and personal with fans at the Bondi Junction premiere for his latest flick The Lucky One.

The actor's tween followers have remained loyal as they hit their teens and 20s but Efron has a long way to go before he matches the staying power of Bennett, who at 85 remains at the top of his game. After spending the morning painting with his wife Susan by his side, Bennett opened his three-night stand at the Sydney Opera House last night, reprising the standards from a career which spans six decades.

While Rihanna is wearing her acting hat alongside co-stars Brooklyn Decker and Taylor Kitsch on the Battleship red carpet at Luna Park tonight, she may return to her day job later this week to sing with controversial ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who heads up Supafest.

From the moment Niall, Liam, Harry, Zayn and Louis venture out of their city hotel, One Direction will own the hearts of Sydney's teens, whether they are being grilled by TV or radio personalities or attempting to hear themselves over the hysterical wailing at their two sold-out Hordern Pavilion concerts on Friday.

Fearing scenes reminiscent of Bieber fever, a huge police and security force will be at Martin Place tomorrow when 1D rock up to the Sunrise stage. They have urged parents to accompany their daughters - and sons - to any of the group's appearances to keep them calm.

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