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:

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

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

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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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Brooke back as Wonder woman

Wonderland cast
Wonderland cast members Jessica Tovey, Tim Ross, Brooke Satchwell and Anna Bamford prepare to shoot the 22-part series Source: The Sunday Telegraph

Zoe Nauman, The Sunday Telegraph, reports

It may be the end of the road for Packed to the Rafters but Brooke Satchwell already has a new project lined up - starring in Ten's latest drama Wonderland.

The actor will play the role of uptight and politically correct lawyer Grace Barnes.

"The project has a lovely energy about it, there is quite a beautiful serendipity of things coming together," she says. "It's a very warm, light- hearted look at four couples living in an apartment block by the beach.

"Grace is a very linear, bottled up defamation lawyer, and as you can imagine, she is going to come slightly undone.

"Quite early on she comes across this rather hot South American - Carlos dos Santos (newcomer Glenn McMillan) who shapes her world."The drama, which has been written by Foxtel's Wentworth producer Jo Porter, also stars Michael Dorman (Wild Boys, The Secret Life Of Us, Blood Brothers) as charming bachelor Tom Wilcox.

Jessica Tovey (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Mr & Mrs Murder) plays the part of Dani Varvaris, Tim Ross (Neighbours, Rush) plays Steve Beaumont and recent graduate Anna Bamford plays Miranda Beaumont.

The 22-part drama, which will be shot in Sydney, has left Satchwell little time for her personal life - especially her wedding to film editor David Gross.

"Make hay while the sun shines, that's what I say. He (Gross) knows I love him," Satchwell says.

But she says things couldn't have been better timed.

"I will be quite a busy girl with a few things on my plate.

"Post-Rafters I was thinking 'that was a nice run. I can do a bit of gardening, or get the renovations going on the house.' Well that's not happening now, but at least I will be able to pay for them."

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