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

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Pink arrives in Australia for Truth About Love tour

Pink has arrived in Australia for her latest tour. Picture: Macpherson Sony/andrew Source: Supplied

Amy Harris, The Sunday Telegraph, reports

When Pink first rocked the stage 13 years ago, her hair dyed to match her name, few would have predicted the impact she would have on the music industry.

Now a fully-fledged global pop phenomenon, Pink - aka Alecia Beth Moore - arrived in Australia this weekend to begin a record-breaking tour which is set to generate $100 million. Only four years ago, her Funhouse concerts racked up $90 million.

Her nine-week Truth About Love tour, which kicks off in Perth on Tuesday night, has already sold 500,000 tickets and will feature 46 arena-sized shows.

According to Billboard, no other solo artist in the history of Australia's touring business can boast such figures.

The logistical figures are just as vast:

a 747 charter plane, 380 tonnes of equipment, 19 semi-trailers, a stage that requires five hours to construct in every city, and an 80-strong crew including Pink, husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow, who are all due to arrive in Sydney today.

"Since her debut in 2000, Pink has released seven albums and sold more than 40 million albums and 65 million singles," tour promoters Pink Inc said.

"Pink's sales exceed well over one million DVDs worldwide and, to date, 15 of Pink's singles have reached No.1 in at least one or more countries, including

12 singles in the Top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

"In Australia, three-time Grammy winner Pink has sold more than 6.5 million albums."

The singer made headlines earlier this year when an 18th additional show was added to her Melbourne leg of the tour - to manage the "sustained unrelenting demand", according to promoters Live Nation - which ultimately broke a venue capacity record for the city.

But while it is a record-breaking production, it still cannot better her Funhouse tour of 2009, which crossed the country for 58 arena dates and sold more than 650,000 tickets, surpassing John Farnham's Whispering Jack tour with the most shows in Australia.

In Sydney, Pink performed 12 shows, 10 of which were performed at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

She performed for nearly 110,000 spectators at the SEC.

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