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

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The Shire's stars fear Channel Ten reality TV show will depict them as bogans

The Shire, Mitch Dean
In it to have fun ... Real;ity TV show The Shire's three main male characters (from left Simon, Mitch and Andy. Picture: Kristi Miller Source: The Daily Telegraph

Rosemarie Lentini, The Daily Telegraph, reports

It looks like Jersey Shore, sounds like Jersey Shore - but, whatever you do, don't confuse it with Jersey Shore.

Three stars of The Shire hit Cronulla's main drag yesterday, to the bemusement of locals worried that the upcoming reality show will depict them as bogans.

Mates Mitch, Andy and Simon - all aged 23 - said they signed up to the controversial Channel 10 series "for a bit of fun", insisting they would never be part of a misrepresentative program.

"People have seen the leaked clips of the show and got the wrong idea. We'd never go on a show that was like Jersey Shore," Mitch said.

"We're having so much fun, hey, and we've got nothing to hide."

But the producers do - the boys were only told yesterday morning that they'd be filming at a surf shop. They didn't know who their fellow stars were.

"They're keeping it well under wraps and not telling us anything. We were told to hand out the phone number of the producer if we get questions," Simon said.

While filming has been under way for a couple of weeks, locals said that yesterday was the first time film crews were spotted on Cronulla St, the main shopping strip.

Shoppers said the six-hour shoot, from 10am to 4pm, involved the boys trying to find a perfect outfit for Andy to wear to a speed dating event. He walked away with a chequered shirt and mustard chinos.

"They were really relaxed in front of the camera, and were asked to say a few lines in situations set up by the crew," one shopper said. "They can say whatever they want but were given direction."

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