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Jacqui Smith - Owner and Manager

Jacqui calls it a happy coincidence that after studying Marine Resource Management and writing a thesis on oyster farming, she met Hugh Wheeler, then-owner of Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant, and an established leader in the Sapphire Coast’s aquaculture and tourism landscape. She soon found herself packing her bags and making the move from Brisbane to Merimbula, a place she had loved for years.  


With Hugh as her mentor, Jacqui took ownership of the business in 2013, a project that continues to ignite her passion for connecting people with beautiful experiences, the ocean environment, and the coastal surrounds.

Jacqui’s most treasured moments at Wheeler’s have come from being able to host the myriad of special occasions that are celebrated, and sharing these experiences with her loyal customers and passionate staff.

Jacqui, Owner and Manager
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