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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Stateside nuptials rumoured for Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall

Jennifer Hawkins modelling Cozi on location in South Africa for Myer Spring Summer campaign 2012/13. The shoot took place in Palace of the Lost City, Sun City, a few hours from Johannesburg. Jen wears Blue Leopard Bikini Top ($59.95), and Blue Leopard Bikini Top ($59.95). Pic. Alex Coppel Pic. Alex Coppel

The Daily Telegraph reports

With her hens party done and dusted, Jennifer Hawkins is not expected to be one of the long list of brides who opts for a wedding in beautiful Bali, or possibly even Thailand - no matter how sublime such a setting would be.

In fact the latest rumour is that Hawkins plans to wed Jake Wall in the US at the beginning of next month.

Could that be just over a week away, with a date of June 8 suggested?

The former Miss Universe must be feeling very, very nervous and excited.

Sadly for all of those who were still wishing and hoping for an invite to the Australian wedding of the year, it looks like the intimate guest list is definitely closed.

Hawkins and her fiance have kept details of their impending nuptials a secret, having signed a lucrative deal with a women's magazine for the exclusive - believed to be more than $100,000 and brokered by manager Sean Anderson, who also manages Jodi Anasta and was behind her magazine deal when she married football star Braith Anasta in Bali.

Of her upcoming wedding, Hawkins has said: "There are rumours about the location and what dress I'll wear, but the only people that know are my family."

She's also hired a wedding planner to ensure her big day runs smoothly.

"You don't hire a planner for your life, but you hire a wedding planner to handle all the stressful moments for that," Hawkins said. "Everyone keeps asking me, like in the street, 'are you really stressed?', but all I keep thinking is bringing all the family together and being with Jake on the honeymoon."

Hawkins, 29, celebrated her hens party in Sydney recently.

"This is such a busy period," she said. "I've had my hens night, Jake's 30th and my best friend's birthday party, so it's been hard. For my hens, my friends organised cocktails and a few cheeky male dancers. It was crazy fun and I had the time of my life."

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