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A specialised professional team with lived experience of addiction.

Ocean Hills offers expert clinical addiction services through our experienced professional team. Our guests have access to Therapists, Registered Nurse, Counsellor, Programme Facilitators, Art, Yoga, and Massage Therapists, and Peer Support Workers.


Ocean Hills was founded by Elaine Atkinson, who has enjoyed a healthy and happy recovery from alcoholism for 17 years. Over that time, she has discovered that diligence, compassion, empathy, humour and immense practicality are the hallmarks of a lasting recovery.

After a successful career as a senior manager in the corporate world, in 2019 it was time for Elaine to launch her dream of helping people out of addiction and into recovery through offering a premium, harmonious retreat in the Hawke’s Bay.

Working alongside experienced clinical addiction specialists, Elaine’s lived experience of sobriety helps those who are lost in the darkness of addiction into the light of a new life in recovery. 

Elaine looks after guests and most of all, shares her passion for recovery with all who come through the doors at Ocean Hills. 

‘I want to help people suffering from addiction to find courage,
strength and purpose again. We never give up hope’.

– Elaine Atkinson, Ocean Hills founder

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