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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Bourbon, lucky undies and The Voice

Harrison Craig
Harrison Craig, a Melbourne singer who overcame a stutter to perform, wows the audience in his blind audition. Picture: Sarah Matray Source: News Limited

Holly Byrnes, The Daily Telegraph, reports

He captivated a nation and overcame a childhood stutter to soar up the Australian music charts, but The Voice favourite Harrison Craig faces his biggest test yet as the top-rating series begins its battle rounds.

The talented Melbourne teenager will sing for his TV life against Sydney pastor Tim Moxey in Tuesday night's blockbuster opening episode of the now-sudden death competition.

The Team Seal rivals and "nice guys" kick off the next phase of the Logie-winning series, which will be hoping to kick the audience slump it experienced last year, dropping well below its two-million average during the combative sing-off section of the show.

Mentored by Sneaky Sound System's Connie Mitchell, the popera pairing take on Josh Groban's international hit, You Raise Me Up, in another guaranteed goosebump moment of the series.

Producers have added a new twist to keep audience interest high, after fans saw some of their favourites including Mahalia Barnes and Mitchell Thompson eliminated mid-race in the debut season.

This year, each coach will have the chance to save just one singer from a rival team and given just five seconds, under pressure, to make the call.

After three weeks of blind auditions, the superstar coaches mark the competition switch up with a costume change (much to their wardrobe critics relief) and another all-in performance which sets an electric tone to the battle rounds.

While the debate surrounding Abby Dobson's exit continued on social media, another second-chance singer, Simone Stacey, had better luck with her smooth rendition of Etta James' Sentimental Reasons, turning the head and chair of coach Seal.

The 35-year-old, who enjoyed chart success in the noughties with diva duo Shakaya, dedicated her romantic performance to her late grandmother, who recently passed away.

With all four teams of 14 contestants now finalised, some of the best of the bunch have revealed to News Limited the secrets to their success.

Team Ricky rocker Simon Meli has admitted he overcomes any performance anxiety with "a neck of bourbon" and pulling on his lucky undies; while Bondi zen master, Ben Goldstein, on Team Delta, combats nerves "through meditation".

In the survey of each state's best chances, 2012 finalists Karise Eden and Darren Percival emerged as the two contestants who inspired this new generation to sign on for the show.

Asked to nominate their pick for this year's title, the top three "player" favourites emerged as Michael Paynter, Karen Andrews aka Miss Murphy and Harrison Craig, while the dark horses to watch were Mitchell Anderson, Nicholas Roy and Caterina Torres.

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