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 Sydney Marriott Circular Quay (concierge desk), 30 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9259 7000

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Delta Goodrem's latest fling with hot young director Ryan Pallotta is fine it's time for a mature man

Delta Goodrem deserves a mature man. Picture: Chris Pavlich
Delta Goodrem deserves a mature man. Picture: Chris Pavlich Source: News Limited
Ros Reines, The Sunday Telegraph, reports

There have been alarm bells ringing out across town ever since steamy shots of Delta Goodrem cavorting in a Mexican resort swimming pool with a new man surfaced.

There she was with baby-faced Canadian director Ryan Pallotta in the pool of the Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort at Los Cabos, splashed across various tabloid magazines.

You could almost hear the sharp intake of breath among her fans. Oh no, is Delta set to dive into another potentially doomed relationship?

You can't blame people for getting a bit twitchy because the singing star has an interesting default position when it comes to romance - most of her men are unsuitable for one reason or another.

You don't agree? Let's just run a through a few of the highlights from Goodrem's dating history. The Poo - Mark Philippoussis - who was rumoured to have cheated on her with Paris Hilton, of all people, and has changed beautiful girlfriends since then with monotonous regularity.

Her engagement with former fiance Brian McFadden lasted for seven years with no wedding date in sight.

Straight-laced American pop star Nick Jonas was nearly a decade younger than her.

And lovable ladies man Darren McMullen stopped short of having a committed relationship.

If Goodrem, 28, has a typical man, they should all come under the category Proceed With Caution - Rocky Road to Love Ahead.

However her team is quick to deny there's any new love interest. ``

"Delta and Ryan are not dating, they did spend time in Mexico recently for a vacation with a group of friends," insists Goodrem's Sydney rep Jennifer Fontaine, of Private Idaho.

She points out that singer Goodrem is back in town now for the recording of a 10-year anniversary package of album Innocent Eyes that is set to be released shortly.

However she is soon to return to the US to continue working on new music.

Whatever really is going on between them, it has taken a little while to develop. Pallotta, who is definitely hot, directed the video for her single Wish You Were Here last September and the two kept in touch.

But Pallotta has a frenetic career and no shortage of sexy singers' videos to direct, including Demi Lovato's Made In The USA.

On paper Pallotta looks fine but I think maybe it's time for Goodrem to find a partner who is more substantial - more mature man than boy toy.

The thing is that Goodrem is in danger of falling into the Kylie Minogue dating trap.

Minogue, 45, who has made no secret of the fact that she would have loved to settle down and have a baby, has dated a series of emotionally unavailable men, including the late Michael Hutchence, James Gooding, Lenny Kravitz and of course Olivier Martinez, who is now set to become a parent with partner Halle Berry.

Like Minogue, Goodrem has had her share of serious health challenges, successfully battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

She truly deserves to find a partner who is nurturing and protective. Maybe it's time for her to look beyond a Mexican holiday romance for that.

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